Bloomington : City collaborates to provide Medicare Part D enrollments for seniors

Bloomington : City collaborates to provide Medicare Part D enrollments for seniors

Post ID: 36339 | POSTED ON: Oct 11, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department will collaborate with IU Health Bloomington and Area 10 Agency on Aging to provide Medicare Part D enrollment assistance for seniors.

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. Enrollment assistance appointments will be available on the following dates and times: Oct. 15, Oct. 17 and Oct. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Medicare Part D, also called the Medicare prescription drug benefit, is a federal program to subsidize the costs of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries. It was enacted as part of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) and went into effect on Jan. 1, 2006. Individuals are eligible for prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D if they are entitled to benefits under Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Part B. Beneficiaries can obtain the drug benefit through two types of private plans: a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) for drug coverage only or a Medicare Advantage plan (MA) that covers both medical services and prescription drugs (MA-PD).

Please contact Nancy Woolery at 349.3851 or wooleryn@bloomington.in.gov to schedule an appointment with the City. To schedule an appointment at Area 10, please call 876.3383; for an appointment with IU Health Bloomington call 353.9300.

Medicare beneficiaries can also enroll online at www.medicare.gov or by telephone at 1.800.633.4227

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