Beginning October 15th, all Good Day Pharmacies in Colorado will be offering free Medicare plan reviews. Good Day pharmacists are equipped with a state-of-the-art tool and knowledge to help seniors choose a Medicare D drug plan, customized to their own medication list. Plans change each year, and the best plan in 2020 may not be the best plan for 2021.
Pharmacists are the most accessible health professional, and Good Day Pharmacy provides services beyond conventional pharmacy care. “Now more than ever, we must be a local resource for Open Enrollment to help seniors in our communities navigate the process of reviewing Medicare plan options,” said Vicki Einhellig, CEO of Good Day Pharmacy. “Our pharmacy teams see most patients a minimum of once every month, and they trust us to provide solid, unbiased advice and solutions regarding their health.”
Evaluating and choosing the right plan with the best coverage is overwhelming for most people. Studies show that many seniors don’t feel confident in their ability to journey through the Medicare Open Enrollment process and wish it was easier. For this reason, patients tend to stay on their current plan year after year, despite changes in coverage, often leaving them paying more than necessary. A 2017 study found that about 90% of Medicare beneficiaries are not on the most cost-effective plan for their medications. “Our free reviews simplify the plan selection process by highlighting the top three plans with the greatest coverage for the patient’s specific drug regimen. We have strong relationships with our patients and our communities. We want to retain these relationships, maintain customer loyalty, and offer more value,” commented Joseph Poling, PharmD and Operations Manager for Good Day.
Plan comparisons help patients by reducing stress and saving money. Studies indicate that Medicare beneficiaries save an average of $300/year by switching to the lowest cost Part D plan that covers their medications. Medicare plan reviews at Good Day Pharmacy provide customized handouts for patients showing their co-pay on each drug, premium costs, deductibles, total out-of-pocket cost for the year, and which phase of coverage they are on each month. Good Day will perform plan reviews during Medicare’s open enrollment period from October 15th to December 7, 2020. Any senior with Medicare or choosing their first Medicare plan is welcome.
Good Day Pharmacy believes “the best healthcare is based on relationships and delivered locally.” As Good Day continues to fulfill this mission, they will continue offering unique, value-added services like Medicare plan reviews.
Good Day Pharmacy is an independent, pharmacist-owned company employing more than 150 Colorado residents at eleven locations in Eaton, Fort Collins, Greeley, Johnstown, Longmont, Loveland, Wellington and Yuma. Principals are David Lamb, Vicki Einhellig, and Nancy Lamb. Collaboratively, all three owners serve on several boards: Rx Plus Pharmacies, Independent Pharmacy Cooperative, and NCPA Long Term Care Steering Committee and Advisory Board. Based in Loveland, CO, the company has been in business since 1985, providing community pharmacies and personal, face-to-face service for Colorado residents.