Medicare Part D Plan is
confusing until the PlanFinder Data becomes Available
October 23rd 2005
Drug prices have skyrocketed and
Medicare Part D is an attempt to help Medicare recipients obtain their
medicine. Part D has become very confusing and a major component of it
is missing at the Medicare website.
The missing component at the
Medicare website is the PlanFinder. Recipients need to know which
insurers will pay for their particular medicines. Not every plan is the
same and picking the wrong plan could cost you a bundle.
Check the Medicare website
periodically for the drug lists. Until then make a list yourself of the
drugs you are taking. Also make a note of the dosages of each
In the meantime make a list of the
pharmacies you like to do business with. This will give you an idea of
what plans to look for as soon as the drug list comes out. When the
Medicare drug list comes online you will be able to make an informed
It appears the drug information has
not been available because the individual insurers have not given the
figures to Medicare in a usable format. Medicare is sorting through the
plans and drug coverage for those plans until they have processed it
into a useable layout.
Danielle Liss, a regional Medicare
spokesman, pointed out that seniors have until Dec. 31 to sign up if
they want coverage to begin Jan. 1; otherwise they can sign up by May
15. "It's important for people to get ready, but they don't have to make
a decision on Nov. 15," she said reports Newsday.
We have included some information in
the box below including the Medicare phone number. Beware of the
Medicare Part D scams. There should be no visitors to your door to sell
you the plan. If you suspect fraud contact your local police and
contact the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General,
Fraud Hot line (800) 447-8477.
By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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