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APPRISE and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)

Medicare also offers a prescription drug benefit known as Medicare Part D, through private insurance companies.  This prescription drug benefit if voluntary and available to all Medicare beneficiaries.  Your personal situation will determine if you need to purchase a prescription drug plan.  Speaking to an educated and trained APPRISE counselor will help you make an informed decision regarding your Medicare prescription drug plan options.  APPRISE counselors can:

·        Explain your Medicare prescription drug plan options

·        Inform you of the dates for enrollment periods and how to avoid a higher monthly premium if you do not sign for this benefit now, but opt to later

·        Assist you in comparing Medicare prescription drug plans and enrolling in a plan of your choice

·        Assist you in determining if you are eligible for financial help to pay for this benefit