Just a few dates to note:
Medicare Part D (and other Medicare plans): Open enrollment started on October 15 and runs until Dec. 7.
Medicare says that very few people change their plans even if they will save money. I didn’t change my Part D plan (Humana-Walmart) last year and it cost me over $600. Why? Humana moved my generics into higher tiers so I had to pay a large deductible and they raised the co-pays and premium. This year I used Medicare’s plan compare online tool (LINK) and ended up moving to EnvisionRX plus because it offered much better terms and a $12.40 monthly premium.
If I need really expensive medications this year, I can switch to a 5-star plan at ANY time during the year if it offers a better price share than Envision.
The VA’s dental plan enrollment begins on November 15th.
Metlife has not released their new plans details which is absurd (LINK) at this late date.
Delta has. It’s not clear to me if dependents can get coverage outside of CHAMPA. (LINK)
Obamacare /Marketplace (LINK)
The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1 to December 15, 2017. Our patriotic private insurance companies are showing their care and concern for--their profits only.
Flu shots for VA-enrolled veterans at Walgreens (VA INFO LINK)
The no-cost flu shot program starts August 15, 2017 and runs through March 31, 2018. Please note vaccine supply may be limited after March 1, 2018.
A time-saver!; call first to make sure their employees are aware of the program. Walgreen’s voucher and instructions (LINK to PDF). If non-driving vets can’t easily get to a VA clinic, this retail program will help their friends get the veteran a flu shot easily.
Any more medi-dates we can be reminded of?