What’s New & What’s Changed for 2011 – Turning 65 and New to Medicare
- No changes
The following preventive services will be provided as a benefit to Part B at no cost to you:
- Annual routine physical exam
- Glaucoma tests
- Smoking cessation
- Diabetes screenings
- Voluntary HIV screening
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
- Cardiovascular screenings
- EKG screening
- Flu shot
- Pneumococcal shot
- Cervical and vaginal cancer screening
- Colon cancer screening
- Prostate cancer screenings
- Bone mass measurement
- Breast cancer screening
- Diabetes self-management training
- Medical nutrition therapy services
- Hepatitis B shots
Medicare Advantage (Part C)
- All Medicare Advantage plans now have maximum out-of-pocket limits.
- In 2011, the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) changes to October 15 through December 7.
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans
- The Medicare Part D coverage gap will shrink over time, so you don’t have to pay as much out of pocket for prescription drugs.
- Beginning in 2011, you will pay 93% of the cost of generic drugs and about 50% of the cost of most brand-name drugs.
- As with Medicare Advantage, in 2011, the AEP changes to October 15 through December 7.
– This information was provided by Medicare Made Clear
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