Help for Caregivers
Are you a caregiver? Are you helping friends or loved ones find the right Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan?
The Community CCRxSM Medicare Part D Prescription Drug benefit offers high-quality, affordable coverage that encourages face-to-face counseling sessions with local pharmacists. It's prescription coverage that comes complete with peace of mind.
When choosing a prescription drug plan, it is important for a caregiver to gather as much information as possible to help the beneficiary you care for make the right decision. Here are some tips for getting started:
- Be sure to set aside quality time to talk about the needs of the beneficiary, both in terms of healthcare and prescriptions as well as budget limitations.
- Compile as much as possible about their medical history
- Make a list of any and all prescription drugs they take
- Gather information about the doctors they visit, and what hospitals they prefer.
- Find out the kind of medical insurance they have now, including Medicaid, which is different from Medicare
- Ask how involved they want you to be. Do they want you to simply assist them, or actually make Medicare coverage decisions on their behalf?
When you’re ready to find a plan, begin by using our plan locator tool.
By simply entering the Medicare beneficiary’s zip code and answering a few questions, you will access the information you need to find the right Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan.
Our plan finder tool will help you compare annual costs, find out if their drugs are covered by our formularies and see if their doctors are in our network.
Once you have found the right plan and are ready to enroll, you’ll need the following:
- Beneficiary's first, middle and last name
- Beneficiary's date of birth
- Beneficiary’s home phone number including area code
- Beneficiary’s permanent street address
- The mailing address to which all correspondence will be sent (can be either the beneficiary’s address or the caregiver's)
- Emergency contact information (can be either the beneficiary's or that of a designated person)
- Beneficiary’s Medicare card
- Any additional prescription plan information, if applicable
- Social Security or checking account information if premiums will be deducted directly from an account