Thanks for replies to my threads.
I learned that law passed law to lower premium /drug cost for medicare participants and received an email from Aetna that said:
I went to fill my RX at pharmacy in 2023 and learned that my copay doubled for tier 1 drugs like Metformin. My premium also gone up.Here’s a quick glance at your 2023 SilverScript SmartSaver (PDP) plan:
Select Insulins are not subject to a deductible and are now available at preferred pharmacies for $10 copay. And $20 copay at other network pharmacies. In addition many brand anti-diabetic drugs have been moved down to Tier 2.
We’ve reduced the cost share for 490 drugs by moving them from higher tiers down to Tier 1 and 2 drugs.
Your Tier 2 copay is now $15 at preferred pharmacies, reduced from $19 in 2022*. And your Tier 1 copay is $2 at preferred pharmacies.
You continue to have 24,000 preferred pharmacies to choose from in a network of 44,000 pharmacies.
Your SilverScript SmartSaver (PDP) plan will continue to offer you $0 deductible on Tier 1 drugs.
I called Aetna PDP Customer care. They told me the above raise was from direction from Medicare.
I called Medicare, who said they have nothing to do with Part D premium/copay raise.
I am in a dilemma, why email says one thing, but experiencing a different street reality.
Anyone from this forum experience the same ?
How/where can I raise my concern ?
Thanks for sharing.