No, not to the public.
Next year's Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plan
information will not be officially released until October 1st.
If you are currently enrolled in a 2019 Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan, you will receive an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) letter which is a preview of your 2020 Medicare plan coverage. Your current Medicare plan will automatically send you the ANOC in late-September or early-October and this 10 to 12 page document will highlight next year's coverage and plan changes.
Also, Medicare Part D providers (such as Humana, Aetna, or United HealthCare) will have their 2020 Medicare plan designs ready early in
the summer and often plan providers share a few highlights or a basic
overview of their upcoming plan information with insurance agents and
brokers. However plan providers, agents, and brokers are not permitted to
publicly release detailed plan information until ANOC letters are sent to current plan members.
Officially, you can change, drop, or add Medicare Part D coverage during the Annual Enrollment or Election Period (AEP) that begins on October 15th and continues through December 7th. Your new Medicare plan coverage starts on January 1st.
Don't be confused by the Medicare Advantage plan Open Enrollment Period (MA-OEP) that started in 2019
. During the MA-OEP, you can change or drop
your Medicare Advantage plan, however you cannot
switch to a Medicare Advantage plan from Original Medicare
. The MA-OEP runs each year from January 1st through March 31st.
For more information, you can also click on the following link to learn more about the next year's standard Medicare Part D drug coverage and how it compares to all past years.