Maryland extends drug coverage for State Retirees

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Maryland can't force state retirees to switch to a federal prescription drug plan during this enrollment period. On Thursday, the State announced that they would extend coverage through December 2019.

“This means impacted retirees DO NOT have to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan for 2019 and may continue the coverage they have now into 2019 and at the same premium they are paying now,” the administration said in a post to the website of the Department of Budget and Management. “Details will follow in a notice mailed to retirees' homes.”

Read more at The Baltimore Sun:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-retiree-prescriptions-court-win-20181011-story.html

Read more at the DBM website:
https://dbm.maryland.gov/benefits/Pages/Retirees.aspx

2018-10-12