New Year, New Part D? Know your clients’ rights!

Every January, many Medicare beneficiaries change their Part D prescription drug coverage. Even those who don’t switch may find that their current plans have made changes in the drugs they cover or the utilization management restrictions they impose.

To prevent surprises at the pharmacy or disruptive gaps in coverage, CMS has developed transition rules that allow individuals affected by these changes to continue existing medications for a limited period of time.

Justice in Aging has created a short fact sheet for advocates to assist their clients in understanding their prescription drug transition rights.

For further information, contact Georgia Burke, gburke@justiceinaging.org.

Georgia Burke

About Georgia Burke

Georgia directs Justice in Aging’s Oakland Office where she focuses her advocacy on issues affecting people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits.