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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Ends On December 7
Beverly Joseph, Acting Director of the VI SHIP/Medicare program, announced today that Medicare beneficiaries and persons newly eligible for Medicare can make changes to their Part D plan during the annual open enrollment period, which began on October 15. Medicare beneficiaries have until December 7 to join or drop their prescription drug plan.
Beneficiaries not already enrolled in a Medicare supplement plan can enroll in the territory’s AARP Preferred Rx Plan, which costs $ 43.60 per month. Current AARP policy holders do not need to make any changes to their Part D plan. Beneficiaries not taking advantage of this year’s open enrollment will have to wait until next year’s open enrollment period to make any changes or join a Part D plan.
To learn more about the available Part D and supplemental insurance plans or to obtain assistance with joining or changing a plan, contact the VI SHIP/Medicare office in St. Thomas at 714-4354 or in St. Croix at 772-7368. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are encouraged.
Beneficiaries may also call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit www.medicare.gov for more information.