To the Editor,
Volunteer Medicare counselors at Lapham Center just finished our sixteenth year of assisting residents in evaluating their Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plans. This year, like everything else in 2020, our counselors had to change all their procedures in order to work safely so nearly all appointments were done over the phone. Despite many challenges, during the seven week Open Enrollment period that began October 15, our counselors were able to “meet” with 363 New Canaan residents. Over 50% people found a less expensive drug plan saving, as a group, $315,398.89. In the ten years that we have kept records on savings, our counselors have saved residents a total of $2,155.378.