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Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Benefit)

"Extra Help" for Prescription Drug Costs

Source: U.S. Social Security Administration

Description:

Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for the extra help if they have limited income and resources. The extra help can increase their cost savings by paying for part of the monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments under the new prescription drug program. The extra help could be worth up to $3,600 per year.


Medicare Information for Caregivers

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Online resources explaining Medicare program for families and friends of recipients


Medicare Interactive Counselor

Source: AARP and Medicare Rights Center

Description:

Interactive tool gives general information about Medicare, state-specific coverage, examples, FAQs, and links to related sites.


Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Description:

Information about Medicare "Part D"; includes the "Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder" to help consumers compare and select plans


Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

Online searchable tool for locating and selecting a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare Part D)


Medicare.Gov

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

Official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare.


My Medicare Matters

Source: National Council on Aging

Description:

Clear, simple guide to Medicare, including information on selecting a Prescription Drug Plan


State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

A list of state programs that offer help paying drug premiums or other drug costs


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.