July 21, 2006


Part D Assignment Letters


On Tuesday, July 19, 2006 all PACE and PACENET cardholders not enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan were sent the enclosed letters informing them that the Program was requesting they enroll in a plan chosen for them.


Although cardholders were requested to call Cardholder Services at the toll-free number of 1-800-225-7223 with questions, past experience demonstrates many PACE cardholders will seek advice or counsel from their pharmacist.


The most common question heard by the Program and which you will probably be asked, is:

“Is my PACE coverage going away?”

As stated in both letters, the answer is “NO.”   


The Program is, however, asking PACE cardholders to accept the plan the Program has chosen for them. By accepting this Part D plan, the Program will realize savings that can be used to help even more older Pennsylvanians.


For PACENET cardholders, the Program has selected a plan that will give them the same coverage while lowering their monthly prescription costs because the PACENET Part D plan will have a monthly premium which is significantly less than the current $40.00 monthly deductible.


Cardholders with questions or concerns about Part D plans should be encouraged to call Cardholder Services at 1-800-225-7223.