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Understanding Medicare Part D

In January 2006, the federal government put into operation Medicare Part D – a voluntary prescription medication program for all Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare Part D allows people over aged 65 to choose from a number of drug plans that must offer a set of basic prescription services. The number of plans available and the Medicare rules for these plans may be confusing making it difficult for you to know which plan to choose.

How to Lower Your Drug Costs in the Donut Hole
The donut hole, or coverage gap, is one of the most controversial and confusing parts of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit and of concern to many people who have joined a Part D drug plan. If you have a difficult time paying for your medications, there are ways to save money in the donut hole.

Understanding the Medicare Part D Donut Hole
The donut hole, or coverage gap, is one of the most controversial and confusing parts of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit and of concern to many people who have joined a Part D drug plan. Understanding the donut hole will help you choose a Medicare Part D drug plan.

Medicare Part D: How to Enroll in a Medicare Part D Drug Plan
Medicare Part D allows people over age 65 to choose from a number of prescription drug plans (PDPs) that offer a set of basic prescription services. Before joining a Part D drug plan, it is important you understand and are comfortable with your choice.

Quick Facts about Medicare’s Coverage for Prescription Drugs
This fact sheet from Medicare briefly outlines what you need to know before choosing a prescription drug plan.

Medicare Drug Coverage Introduction
Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older (and for younger people with disabilities), offers insurance coverage to help pay for prescription drugs. This insurance coverage is known as Medicare Part D. Read about the basics of Medicare prescription drug coverage from the AARP.

The Access to Benefits Coalition
The Access to Benefits Coalition helps Medicare beneficiaries with limited means know about and make the best use of resources for reducing the costs of their prescription drugs.

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