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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Seniors Can Change Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Beginning November 15th

Medicare recipients with changes in their drug needs, who want to explore less costly drug plans, or for other reasons desire to change their last year’s plan, now have the chance to choose a new drug plan that better fits their needs.

Beginning November 15th, the Medicaid Part D enrollment window will re-open for seniors and other Medicare recipients. The window will close December 31st. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services state that seniors need to enroll in a new plan by December 8, to ensure their new prescription drug card in early January 2007.

New plans will go into effect January 1, 2007, and remain in place for another year. Alternatively, a recipient satisfied with their current Part D plan does not have to re-enroll. For more information contact 1-800-MEDICARE. Or visit the website: www.medicare.gov for the available Medicare D plans.

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