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Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Assistance


October 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am


December 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Medicare PDP

Attention Seniors: Your current PDP sponsor should have or will provide you with an “Annual Notice of Change” about your current prescription drug plan for 2022. Review that notice, which describes changes in your plan including changes to the premium, co-pay, and the drugs covered. If you are satisfied with the changes and want to remain in that drug plan, you do not have to do anything to stay in that plan for 2022. However, if you are informed that your current plan will be discontinued or merged with another plan for 2022, or if you are in doubt as to whether or not your current plan is the best plan for you, you may want to review your options before accepting that change or staying with your current plan. You have from Friday, October 15 to Tuesday, December 7, 2021 to make changes to your Medicare prescription drug coverage. To change your prescription drug plan, you must sign up by Tuesday, December 7. The change will be effective January 1, 2022.

If you want to review your current Part D plan, the Emanu El Social Action Committee will provide a trained volunteer to assist your analysis of alternatives.

If you know how to contact the person that helped you in the past, please contact that person directly. If you are unsure and/or would like a volunteer to contact you between Friday, October 15 and Tuesday, December 7, please call Cynthia Pleason at 713.855.9260 and leave your name, phone number and email address to be contacted about scheduling a convenient time to assist you.

When contacted by a volunteer, you will need to have available the following information:

  1. Your MyMedicare username & password. If you do not have an account you will need to create one at mymedicare.gov. (the volunteer can provide assistance to you to do so)
  2. Your new Medicare number
  3. Your drug list: name, dosage and frequency of each
  4. The name of your current insurance plan, if any
  5. The name of your preferred pharmacy
  6. Your zip code

We ask that you do not wait until the last minute to make your call. This year because of COVID, we do not anticipate person-to-person appointments at this time. All assistance will be provided by email or phone.