The holiday season is always a hectic one! But no matter how busy you are, don't forget to keep your health and the health of your loved ones in mind. Medicare Part D open enrollment, which began six weeks ago, officially closes this Sunday, December 7. Before the marketplace closes, we're taking a look at how Part D gives back to seniors well beyond the holidays.
Getting people to agree on anything can be challenging, but for the ninth year in a row, an overwhelming majority of the the 37 million Medicare beneficiaries agree that Part D works. An astounding 95% of beneficiaries say the program gives them a sense of comfort knowing they'll have prescription coverage when they need it. Thanks to the savings Part D provides, seniors can stick to their doctor-recommended prescription plans and stay healthier, longer. In fact, 62% of beneficiaries said they might be forced to cut back on their prescription intake or halt taking their medicines altogether if they did not have Part D coverage.
As Part D's 11th anniversary nears, the open enrollment period serves as a reminder that the program continues to deliver on its promise of allowing seniors to access the medicines they need at prices that work for them. To learn how you or someone you care about can enroll or switch plans before the marketplace closes, take a look at Medicare's official plan finder.