The Medicare website offers information on the
new Medicare prescription drug coverage, provides
a tool to compare Medicare prescription drug plans
and enables a beneficiary to enroll. You can also
call 1-800-MEDICARE. A new services is specific
resources for Caregivers,
AARP offers information on the Medicare Prescription drug benefit including free educational guide The New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: What You Need to Know.
My Medicare Matters
This website contains seven steps to determining which options are best for you. The site is sponsored by the National Council on the Aging (NCoA) and the Access to Benefits Coalition with support from AstraZeneca.
(National Council on Aging)
enrollment starts Oct. 15, 2011
It's earlier now—open enrollment for Medicare Part
D prescription drug plans starts on Oct. 15 and
ends Dec. 7. Many people with Medicare can save
money if they're savvy in shopping around for a
drug plan that best meets their needs. NCOA has
the tools to help. Our My Medicare Matters website
offers step-by-step guidance, as well as details
on two programs that can make Medicare more affordable
for low-income seniors.
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Pennsylvania Department on Aging
APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling
The Department on Aging's APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling Program is free and offered through your county's Area Agency on Aging. Volunteer counselors are available to assist Medicare beneficiaries as they review options. APPRISE Department has scheduled meetings throughout Pennsylvania to inform consumers about the Medicare prescription drug program. Check a schedule of meetings.
New Jersey SHIP (State Health Insurance Program)
The New Jersey SHIP program provides free one on one consultation with a trained volunteer.
New Jersey Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled program (PAAD) and Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program (Senior Gold) Beneficiaries and Caregivers
This site provides information on the new Medicare Part D benefit, PAAD and Senior Gold Plans. New Jersey PAAD/Senior Gold participants can also call an automated hotline at 800-792-9745.
ELDERinfo is Delaware's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) can provide information on Medicare Part D and can be reached by calling 800-336-9500
The Delaware Prescription Assistance Program can provide information on assistance with gap coverage and related qualifications. Call 800-996-9969, Extension 2.
Voices in the Family
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
In Pennsylvania, there are 52 different Medicare Prescription plans; in New Jersey, there are 44 plans. Host Dr. Dan Gottlieb and his guests explore the issues surrounding the prescription plan, especially for people who have been eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
(Originally aired 12/12/05)