I am looking to cut down on the number of errands I have run on a monthly basis. One of these that I’m looking to get rid of is going to the pharmacy. I have friends that get their medications via mail order. Is this something I could take advantage of with my plan?
Absolutely! Most Medicare Part D plans include mail order for prescriptions. Setting up mail order is relatively simple and can vary from company to company but the process is mostly painless. To setup mail order all you need to do is contact your carrier via the toll free number on the back of your card. Some companies will allow for you to set it up over the phone while others will require you to fill out some paperwork. In some instances you will need to get a 90 day prescription from your doctor. Once everything is ready the company will mail out your medications every 90 days. Also, keep in mind that some prescriptions, like most pain medications, they are not available for a 90 day supply and can only be will received monthly.
However, if your plan does not offer this we can find one that does offer it when it comes time to renew your plan during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). AEP runs from October 15th through December 7th.