Medicare Drug Plan
Medicare Drug Plan (Part D)
Why is it Important?
Plan premiums (monthly plan cost) and coverage vary greatly so it is important to consult with your Smart Insurance Solutions® agent in order to find a plan that will best meet your needs.
Plans may change year to year so we conduct an annual plan review for our clients each annual enrollment period which is October 15th through December 7th.
Enrollment in a Medicare Part D plan is not required but you may incur a late enrollment penalty (LEP) if you do not enroll when you are first eligible. The penalty accumulates each month you do not have creditable drug coverage and does not stop accumulating until you enroll. The penalty is then added onto your drug plan cost every month for the rest of your life (certain exceptions may apply).
Private insurance companies approved by Medicare offer these plans. Monthly plan cost (premiums) and drug costs vary by company - some even offer different pricing when using one of the insurance company's preferred pharmacies. Every plan has its own drug formulary which is the list of covered medications; this list sets the price for each drug.
There are two ways to receive Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). You could choose (1) a standalone Part D plan sometimes referred to as PDP (Prescription Drug Plan) or (2) a Medicare Advantage plan that includes Part D coverage.
There is a federal program designed to help lower Medicare Part D costs called Low Income Subsidy (LIS) or Extra Help.
The Extra Help program can substantially cut costs and you may qualify even if you don't qualify for Medicaid. One of our team members can help you apply to see if you'll qualify. Remember there is never a fee for our services!
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Jodie Enenbach-Moreno is the owner of Smart Insurance Solutions®. Prior to opening her agency in 2013, Jodie worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Mutual of Omaha in service, sales and marketing. Her passion for client education motivated her decision to open an independent agency here in Omaha. Jodie hosts educational classes throughout the year on the radio, for community groups, financial advisors and the general public.
With over 10 years of insurance experience, Jodie spends many hours refreshing product knowledge, renewing certifications for government programs (Medicare & Marketplace) and staying on top of regulation changes. For additional compliance and support, Jodie has a long-standing relationship with Preferred Marketing Associates.
Becky is our office manager and customer service specialist. She is an incredible asset to the team. Becky is also from Omaha - if you ask, she will tell you she is from South-O (go Packers!). Becky brings decades of management experience and provides many types of administrative support. Becky is a 1993 graduate of Leadership of Omaha and was among the first women in the world to earn a BSE (Building Services Executive) designation. She was also on the board of directors for ProSanctity, Emmy Gifford Theater and the Park East Neighborhood Association.
Property & Casualty Specialist
Byron started in the insurance industry in 1998 after having served in the US Air Force for more than 20 years. Byron has more than 20 years of insurance experience and we are excited to add him to our team!