How do I request a tiering exception?

December 4, 2023

Dear Marci,

I recently started taking a new medication. It’s covered by my Part D plan, but when I went to the pharmacy, I was charged a high copay! What’s going on? How do I fix this?

-Maria (Sacramento, CA)

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What are facility fees?

November 20, 2023

Dear Marci,

I went to the doctor last month and now owe more than I thought I would. I called the office and learned that they charged me a facility fee. What is this?

-Roman (Baton Rouge, LA)

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Does it matter which kind of Medicare provider I see?

November 6, 2023

Dear Marci,

I recently enrolled in Original Medicare. I know that with Original Medicare, I can see most any provider. Will my costs be the same regardless of which provider I see? Or is there anything else I should consider to get the best costs for my care?

-Iris (Huntington, NY)

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How do I choose a Part D plan?

October 9, 2023

Dear Marci,

My Part D premium is increasing a lot in 2024, so I want to use Fall Open Enrollment to sign up for a different Part D plan. How should I choose a new Part D plan?

-Louise (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

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What do I need to do during Fall Open Enrollment?

September 25, 2023

Dear Marci,

I enrolled in Medicare earlier this year. My sister told me that Fall Open Enrollment for Medicare is coming up. What is Fall Open Enrollment, and what do I need to do during this time?

-Abigail (Redding, CA)

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Does Medicare cover the RSV vaccine?

September 11, 2023

Dear Marci,

I called my pharmacy to schedule an appointment to get my flu vaccine. They told me I could also schedule my RSV vaccine, which was news to me. Does Medicare cover this?

-Matteo (St. Louis, MO)

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When can I enroll in a Medigap?

August 14, 2023

Dear Marci,

I signed up for Medicare a few months ago, and now I want to enroll in a Medigap, too. When can I buy a Medigap?

-Jerome (Wichita, KS)

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