Review Your Medicare Part D Coverage

by | Dec 4, 2018 | Aging Parents, EC-MedicarePage, Elder Care Advising

Edwards Group can help review your Medicare Part D coverage every year.

Many people find the process of reviewing and choosing a Medicare plan to be stressful and confusing. It’s exhausting to go through all the options and still not be sure if you’ve chosen the right plan for you or your spouse.

Even if you’re happy with your current plan, things change, and your Medicare Part D plan needs to be revisited every year. Premiums, co-payments, and covered drugs change from year to year. So, you can’t just “set it and forget it.” It’s a lot to consider.

That’s why Edwards Group brought on a Benefits Specialist a few years back. Beth Monnat has more than 30 years of experience in social security and Medicare. She also has 12 years’ experience working exclusively with Medicare Part D. She now leads workshops and holds individual appointments at our firm to help people choose the right plans.

In the two years that Beth has been with our firm, she has saved clients more than $60,000, which is an average savings of $500 per person. She has saved multiple people over $10,000 in one year by switching them to the right plan! That’s A LOT of savings.

There are two ways to learn more about this and find out if you’re in the right plan:

  1. Workshops
  2. Private appointments

Understanding Medicare Part D WORKSHOPS

The workshops are held in the time leading up to, and during, open enrollment. This occurs October 15 through December 7 each year. These workshops are FREE and open to the public. We just ask that you call 217-726-9200 to RSVP, because seating is limited.


If you prefer to meet with Beth one-on-one, she is available for private appointments. This option can be particularly helpful for state employees. Call 217-726-9200 to schedule an appointment with Beth.

You especially need to review your plan if you’re unsure of the following questions:

  • Do you know if your pharmacy is a preferred provider?
  • Did you know pharmacy plans vary greatly and can change every year?
  • Have your premiums or co-payments changed?
  • Have your medications changed this year?

Call 217-726-9200 for more information about workshops or to schedule an appointment with Benefits Specialist Beth Monnat regarding any social security, Medicare or state retirement benefits.