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Resources: Medicare Part D

Medicare

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, including videos.


AARP

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.

 

pills and money

Medicare open
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.

Learn more | Visit MyMedicareMatters.org | Find more trusted Medicare resources | Download and share our Medicare PSAs

 

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.


Delaware


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.


Programming


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.


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(Originally aired 12/12/05)