Depending on the circumstances, a senior can switch to a new Medicare drug plan simply by joining another drug plan during one of the enrollment times. There is no need to cancel the old Medicare drug plan or send them anything. Medicare drug plan coverage will end when the new drug plan begins.
Participants should receive a letter from the new Medicare drug plan with the date coverage begins and membership materials, including a card to get prescriptions filled.
Note: If a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan decides not to participate in Medicare or stops providing service, a letter will be sent describing opportunities to join a different Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.