Are You Paying Too Much for Your Medicare Plan? Vice President of Aetna Medicare, a CVS Health company, discusses Medicare costs, choosing the right plan, and everything you need to know for this Annual Enrollment Period
New York, NY | October 18, 2022 12:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time
October 15 marked the start of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period — a time for Medicare-eligible people to choose the plan that best supports their unique needs and budget. Recently, Vice President of Aetna Medicare Bob O’Connor, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss what you need to know for thisAnnual Enrollment Period.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/jriqOx0-9pc
With the national inflation rate at an all-time high since the 1980s, it’s more important than ever for older adults, who are often on a fixed income, to evaluate their individual health care needs and choose a Medicare plan that best supports those needs in a cost-effective way. The 2022 Health Care Insights Study by CVS Health found that 90 percent of providers said cost of care is a top concern for their 65-and-older patients.
Medicare can be confusing because there are a lot of different options out there. And if you’re around Medicare age, your mailbox will soon be flooded with Medicare plan letters, postcards and ads.
Think about what’s important to you and ask yourself some basic questions, like does the plan fit your budget and does your plan cover your doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies?
Another important thing to consider is prescription drugs. Are there prescription drugs you take regularly? Does the plan’s drug list cover those prescriptions? It’s also important to know what tier your prescription drugs are on or whether there are any coverage rules.
The first thing people should do is go to the Medicare.gov website. Once there, they can enter their zip code and see all the Medicare plans available in their area.
And of course, you can learn more about 2023 Aetna Medicare plans at AetnaMedicare.com or call us at 1-844-588-0041 (TTY: 711), 7 days a week, 8 AM to 8 PM. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15 through December 7, 2022. A licensed agent may answer your call.
About Bob O’Connor
As Vice President of Aetna Medicare and community volunteer for organizations focused on seniors and the disabled, Bob O’Connor brings a unique perspective to the Medicare conversation. He’s worked in several roles at Aetna in support of seniors and currently oversees member experience, quality and business strategy for Aetna’s robust portfolio of Medicare Advantage plans. An advocate for the aging population, Bob is passionate about improving health care and helping Aetna’s more than 10.6 million Medicare members nationwide achieve their best health.