Constituent Services
Medicare Information Center: Resources for Western New York’s Seniors
December 8, 2005

The roll-out of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program is well underway.  While I remain concerned that the Program may not meet Seniors' prescription drug needs, I hope the following resources and information will be helpful to WNY’s Seniors:

Important Dates for the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program:

11/15/05

Seniors can begin signing up. (Individuals can switch plans during the last 6 weeks of each year.)

1/1/06

Coverage begins for those who joined December 31, 2005 or earlier.

5/15/06

Open enrollment ends. Seniors who sign up after this date may be charged a higher premium.

If you need help signing up or choosing your drug plan, the following websites and help lines can assist you:

You may qualify for financial assistance-- call or visit this site to find out!


 
 
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