Take time and prepare, says Medicare

The Medicare prescription drug benefit’s six-month open-enrollment window begins Nov. 15. Until then, the Medicare agency is advising beneficiaries to take their time and prepare by identifying how they currently get drug coverage (if any).

This will help beneficiaries simplify their decision, say Medicare officials. Veterans already enrolled and covered for prescription drugs under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for example, are advised by the Medicare agency to remain with what they have.

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