UB health policy expert discusses the 2017 Medicare Open Enrollment period

Published November 3, 2017


An article in Parade magazine about what people need to know about the 2017 Medicare Open Enrollment period interviews Nancy Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who said it’s important to inventory your medical needs. “It is very important to recognize how much you are spending,” in order to avoid the dreaded “donut hole” in prescription drug coverage, which in 2018 starts when total drug costs reach $3,750 and ends when an individual has spent a total of $5,000 out-of-pocket.

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