***UPDATE*** Retirees do not need to enroll in Medicare Part D for 2019 as originally planned.
“In response to the court order issued October 10, prescription drug coverage for Medicare-eligible retirees will extend beyond December 31, 2018. This means impacted retirees DO NOT have to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan for 2019 and may continue the coverage they have now into 2019 and at the same premium they are paying now. Details will follow in a notice mailed to retirees‘ homes.”
~ Department of Budget & Management, October 11, 2018
The Maryland General Assembly had originally passed legislation in February that would have terminated State prescription drug coverage for our Medicare-eligible retirees as of January 1, 2019.
Last updated: April 4, 2019