Medicare beneficiaries will no longer have to pay co-pays for the AstraZeneca Medicare Part D Patient Assistance Program. AstraZeneca recently announced that patients who are enrolled in their Medicare Part D prescription drug savings program will have no more co-pays for the prescription medications they receive through the AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program.
Additionally, according to AstraZeneca, participants can now also receive their prescriptions through the mail or at their physicians’ offices. Currently, Medicare Part D AZ&Me™ participants must fill their prescriptions at retail pharmacies. Their co-pays are between $15 and $25 per prescription, based on their income. With the changes to the program, nearly 30,000 program participants will save a combined total of $3 million annually. The changes will take effect on January 1, 2010.
Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in the AZ&Me™ program any time throughout the year if they have Medicare Part D and meet other program requirements. Medicare beneficiaries wishing to change their Medicare options for 2010 need to make those changes during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which lasts from November 15 to December 31.
If you are interested in learning more about the Medicare Part D or other Medicare program options that could help you save money on prescription medications, contact a Medigap Medicare Supplemental insurance specialist for more information today at 866-323-1441.