A retired woman, in her late 70s, receives a notice from her existing retiree group plan, which she is entitled to as a result of her marriage (which is now effectively ended). The notice tells her that she needs to select a prescription plan option. She calls her local Commission on Aging.
Commission of Aging Misinformation
The person at the Commission of Aging inputs her prescription information and presents her with Part D options. The problem: the notice the woman received was for her to select a prescription plan option within her group plan, not a stand-alone Part D plan. The result: the woman is ejected from her group plan, and no longer has medical coverage, other than original Medicare. The reason for this is that the Medicare system does not allow more than one prescription drug plan.
Maximize Your Medicare Can Help
It is important to avoid these situations before they occur. It is an unfortunate circumstance, and this article is not an indictment of the Commission on Aging in general. Maximize Your Medicare has many examples of these types of instances, ones that you (or someone you know) may face.
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