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Medicare Part D Plan is confusing until the PlanFinder Data becomes Available

October 23rd 2005

Medicare Part D Plan is confusing until the PlanFinder Data becomes Available

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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 medication. 

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 decision.

 
Medicare Part D

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.

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: (877) 267-2323 or the CMS website.

Medicare has a toll free number you can call to ask questions.  There phone number is 1-800-633-4227.  TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.  You can visit official Medicare website here.

 

By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer

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