Looking for a Medicare plan? Try these 3 things to make the most of the process

(BPT) - People who qualify for Medicare often juggle a lot. From navigating retirement or complex health conditions to managing expenses, the last thing they need is additional stress, especially when it comes to picking a Medicare plan.

With new tools and support, enrolling in a Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan is easier than ever. Check out the below tips to ensure you have a positive and painless experience.

#1: Personalize your enrollment process.

Enrolling in Medicare doesn’t have to be difficult. There are services available that can help you choose the right plan for you. For example, Walgreens Find Rx Coverage helps you explore Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans online by letting you easily access resources to find the right coverage for your needs. You can view eligibility criteria, learn about various plans and enrollment options, and even compare plans that include your specific prescriptions. Don’t want to do it all online? You can speak to a licensed insurance agent on the phone or visit select Walgreens to talk to an in-store agent about your Medicare options.

#2: Find and select a plan that saves you money.

Choosing the right Medicare and prescription drug plan is not only important for your healthcare needs, but it can also save you money. If you or a loved one pays high costs for your prescriptions, enrolling in a plan through Walgreens Find Rx Coverage can help you find prescription copays as low as $0 on tier 1 generic drugs when selecting Walgreens as your Preferred Pharmacy. You can also manage your Medicare prescriptions easily, setting up automatic refills and personalizing your prescription delivery options.

#3: Choose a pharmacy you can trust.

There’s no doubt that having a pharmacy you can trust provides peace of mind when navigating your healthcare. Whether you’re selecting a Medicare and prescription drug plan for yourself or on behalf of someone else, having confidence that you’ve been shown the best options for both your care and budget goes hand in hand with having a positive overall healthcare experience. Walgreens Find Rx Coverage was created with this in mind and in supporting Walgreens' overall efforts to improve the health of communities across America.

“Enrolling in the right Medicare plan is a critical step in ensuring patients have the affordable, high-quality care they need to optimize their health,” said Rick Gates, senior vice president of pharmacy, Walgreens. “Walgreens Find Rx Coverage makes this sometimes confusing process easier than ever.”

Open enrollment for Medicare is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. As a pharmacy that people know and trust, Walgreens is here for you throughout every stage of your healthcare journey. Visit Walgreens.com/MedD to shop, compare, select and enroll in a Medicare plan that is right for you and your family.