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:


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


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


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!

Washington, DC Office
431 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3306
Fax: 202-226-0347

Erie County Office
Larkin at Exchange
726 Exchange Street
Suite 601
Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: 716-852-3501
Fax: 716-852-3929
Chautauqua County Office
Fenton Building
2 East Second Street
Suite 300
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716-484-0729
Fax: 716-484-1049