The next sign-up window for Medicare Part D will be here sooner than you may think. Experts advise you to to give your current plan a check-up, and keep in mind open enrollment for existing cases begins October 15, as it did last year. Now in the second year of the earlier enrollment period, the department is hoping to spread the word that this is a move meant to ease the burden on all parties.
The Illinois Department of Insurance's Brian Padgett says there are people qualified for a waiver program that should probably be in a nursing home, but have managed to stay at home.
The toll free number at the Illinois Department of Insurance is 1-800-548-9034, if you have questions about your plan. A detailed list of Part D changes is available at the department's website, and we have a link below: