There are numerous plans to choose from and numerous ways to get help. There's the www.medicare.gov Web site. It takes about 20 minutes, but seniors can plug in their current medications and get a list of plans covering those drugs.
Eligible-Michiganians can also call the state's Medicare and Medicaid assistance program at 1-800-803-7174 or they can call 517-887-1440 to make an appointment with a counselor at the Tri-County Office on Aging.
Plans can be narrowed-down, but the ultimate decision is up to the consumer. Factors to consider are which drugs are covered, what are the deductible and premiums, and which pharmacies at which locations accept the plan.