Name                                                                          July __, 2006

Address

Address

Address                                                                     PACE ID:

 

Dear Name:                                                  

 

            As you probably know from our previous letters, we have been working for some time to combine our PACE benefit with the new federal Medicare prescription drug benefit.  Merging these two benefits is important for two reasons.   First, we can provide even better coverage for many of our cardholders while maintaining the current level of coverage for everyone else.  And, secondly, at the same time we can achieve significant savings that can be used to help even more older Pennsylvanians.

 

In order to achieve these objectives we will need to assist you with enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan that best matches your needs and preferences.   After reviewing the prescription medications you take and your pharmacy preference, and to ensure continuity of your benefit, we would like you to enroll with  ________________.   When you are enrolled in this Part D plan and PACE at the same time, the PACE program will pay your Part D monthly premium for you, cover any deductible, cover medications that the plan does not cover, and cover any copays in excess of your PACE copay amount.

 

            If you are already enrolled in a Part D plan or if you would prefer another choice, you must notify us within ten (10) calendar days upon receipt of this letter.  You should contact us by calling 1-800-225-7223.

 

            If you do not notify us, we will provide the Part D plan listed above with the necessary information to process your enrollment.  You will then receive an identification card directly from the Part D plan.  You should show this new card and your PACE card to the pharmacist when you have your prescriptions filled.

 

            If you have insurance through a Medicare Advantage plan (HMO) or employer-sponsored retiree benefit that pays for your doctor and hospital visits and you would like to enroll in Medicare Part D, you must contact your insurance company directly.  If you enroll in a Medicare Part D plan through your Medicare Advantage plan, the PACE Program will pay the Part D premium on your behalf.

 

            Remember, you will not lose any of your PACE benefits by being enrolled in Medicare Part D.  If you have any questions regarding this letter, please call 1-800-225-7223.

 

                                                            Sincerely,

                                                            Thomas M. Snedden                                                                                                               

Director, PACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name                                                                          July __, 2006

Address

Address

Address                                                                     PACENET ID:

 

Dear Name:                                                   

 

            As you probably know from our previous letters, we have been working for some time to combine our PACENET benefit with the new federal Medicare prescription drug benefit.  Merging these two benefits is important for two reasons.  First, we can provide even better coverage for many of our cardholders while maintaining the current level of coverage for everyone else.  And, secondly, at the same time we can achieve significant savings that can be used to help even more older Pennsylvanians.

 

In order to achieve these objectives we will need to assist you with enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan that best matches your needs and preferences.  After reviewing the prescription medications you take and your pharmacy preference, and to ensure the continuity of your benefit, we would like you to enroll with _________.  When you are enrolled in this Part D plan and PACENET at the same time, you will not have to pay the PACENET $40 monthly deductible at the pharmacy.  Your Part D plan will send you a bill each month for the premium, which is currently less than $40 per month.  Also, PACENET will cover the medications that the plan does not cover and cover any copays in excess of your PACENET copay amount.

 

            If you are already enrolled in a Part D plan or if you would prefer another choice, you must notify us within ten (10) calendar days upon receipt of this letter.  You should contact us by calling us at 1-800-225-7223.

 

            If you do not notify us, we will provide the Part D plan listed above with the necessary information to process your enrollment.  You will then receive an identification card directly from the Part D plan.  You should show this new card and your PACENET card to the pharmacist when you have your prescriptions filled.

 

            If you have insurance through a Medicare Advantage plan (HMO) or employer- sponsored retiree benefit that pays for your doctor and hospital visits and you would like to enroll in Medicare Part D, you must contact your insurance company directly. 

 

            Remember, you will not lose any of your PACENET benefits by being enrolled in Medicare Part D.  If you have any questions regarding this letter, please call 1-800-225-7223.

 

 

 

                                                            Sincerely,

                                                            Thomas M. Snedden

                                                            Director, PACENET