Medicare Open Enrollment Ends on December 7 PDF Print

For Immediate Release       
No. 057-14

October 21, 2014

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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 for more information.

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