Medicare-eligible State of MD retirees get a break


A federal court has approved a temporary injunction on the legislated end of prescription coverage for Maryland retirees who are Medicare-eligible. As a result of this order, that termination is on hold pending the outcome of a full evidentiary hearing.

This information was released today in an announcement from the Maryland Department of Aging, Senior Medicare Patrol

Medicare-eligible retirees DO NOT need to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan during the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7).  The Maryland Department of Budget and Management is working to communicate this as quickly and broadly as possible to those affected.

According to a story in the Baltimore Sun, four Maryland government retirees sued the state and Gov. Larry Hogan last month on behalf of fellow retirees who sought to stop Maryland from requiring they switch from a state prescription drug plan to a Medicare Part D plan.