The Annual Open Enrollment Period (AOEP) runs from October 15th through December 7th. You have the opportunity to change or enroll for a Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan. The changes take effect on January 1st.
You can make the following changes during the Medicare AOEP:
- Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan.
- Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan.
- Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage.
- Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage.
- Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
- Switch from one Medicare drug plan to another Medicare drug plan.
APPRISE counselors will be available to answer your Medicare-related questions at the following events. One hour appointments are available at different times and locations by calling 267-880-5700. Please call the location to schedule a 20-minute appointment. Bring a list of your medications with you. A list of Bucks County locations and times follows.
Local radio station WBCB1490 serving Bucks County in Pennsylvania, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties in New Jersey, recently interviewed Alzheimer’s and dementia care community Bristol House Memory Care. Bristol House Memory Care is located in Warrington just a few miles south of Doylestown. The new community specializes in serving those with cognitive impairments. Watch the video to learn more.
Medications are an essential part of healthy living and healing. However, in the wrong hands, medications can be dangerous and even lethal, even in small doses. Flushing down the toilet or sink may seem the simple way to go, but there are better, safer ways. We know meds should be stored in a safe place to keep them out of the wrong hands; unused meds should immediately be disposed of for the same reason.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommendations for disposing of old, unused, unwanted, and expired medications; you can read about them here. On Saturday, October 26, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, several locations will be collecting unwanted medications. Click here to read their informative flyer and find a location near you. For your convenience, home pickup service is also available.
Medications may include things you might not have considered, such as prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, i.e. tablets and capsules; liquid medications, inhalers, creams, ointments, nasal sprays; and pet medications. A list of Bucks County dropoff locations follows.
Dementia Support Group - First Meeting September 12, 2019