The Spanish language version of the My Medicare Matters web site has been updated as well and is available at http://www.MiMedicareImporta.org.
The 2008 Annual Enrollment Period begins November 15 and ends December 31, 2007. My Medicare Matters is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to follow these four steps as they evaluate their plans:
1. Gather the list of medications you take, and the pharmacy, physicians
and other health care providers you prefer to use,
2. Review the information your current plan to mails you this fall; or
ask them how your plan will change next year,
3. Research the other plans that service your area and do some comparison
shopping to see if there is a plan that can cover your medicines at a
lower cost or with fewer restrictions, and
4. Make a plan decision before December 31, 2007. If you decide to
switch plans or are enrolling for the first time, do so by December 7
to ensure that you receive all your plan materials and can start
filling your prescriptions on January 1, 2008.
About My Medicare Matters
My Medicare Matters is an initiative sponsored by National Council on Aging, Access to Benefits Coalition and supported by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; its goal is to help people with Medicare and their families better understand the Medicare prescription drug coverage so that they can assess their personal situation, understand their choices, compare plan options and make decisions they believe are right for their health and financial situation.
Founded in 1950, the National Council on Aging's mission to
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