Ridgefield Social Services and their team of CHOICES certified Medicare counselors will once again be offering free reviews to Ridgefield residents. These one-on-one meetings will provide a confidential review of your prescription drug coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current drug coverage with plans for 2021 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more than you need. Last year’s Open Enrollment counselors saved Ridgefield residents over $130,000 on projected 2020 prescription drug costs.
Medicare Prescription Drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage and network providers. Open Enrolment, Oct. 15-Dec. 7, is the only time during the year you can change your prescription coverage for the coming year. The Center for Medicare Advocacy urges beneficiaries to “carefully weigh all their Medicare coverage options annually.” We are here to help you do this.