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Title: Navigating the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder


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Navigating the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Finder
Module 10
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Presentation Topics
  • Purpose of the Drug Plan Finder
  • Gathering information
  • Getting to the site
  • Using the tool
  • Understanding the results
  • Choosing a plan

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What is the Drug Plan Finder?
  • Online resource to help people
  • Learn about Medicare prescription drug coverage
  • Compare available plans
  • Decide on a plan
  • Enroll in a plan

4
Things to Consider
  • Cost
  • Coverage
  • Convenience
  • Customer service

5
Getting Started
  • Helpful information to gather
  • Medicare card
  • ZIP Code
  • List of prescription drugs
  • Including dosage and amount
  • Pharmacies you use

6
Getting to the Drug Plan Finder
  • Go to www.medicare.gov
  • Click Compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
  • Access directly
  • www.medicare.gov/MPDPF/Public

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Drug Plan Finder Home Page
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Drug Plan Finder Home Page
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Drug Plan Finder Home Page
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Drug Plan Finder Home Page
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Drug Plan Finder Home Page
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Drug Plan Finder Home Page
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Drug Plan Finder Home Page
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Step 1 Select a Search Option
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Step 1 Select a Search Option
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Step 1 Select a Search Option
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Step 2 Enter Your Information
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Step 3 Review Current Coverage
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Get Drug Cost Estimate
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Get Drug Cost Estimate
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Enter Drug Information
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New Drug Type Indicator
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Review Dosages Quantities
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Save Drug Pharmacy List
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Select Pharmacy
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Personalized Plan List
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Plan Comparison
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Plan Details
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Plan Details
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Important Dates
  • Rx Enrollment Check-up
  • Review and compare plans beginning mid-October
  • www.medicare.gov
  • Medicare You handbook
  • Mailed around late October
  • Contains drug coverage and plan information
  • Enrollment period for Plan Year 2009
  • November 15 December 31, 2009
  • Join or change plans
  • Coverage begins January 1, 2009

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Additional Resources
  • www.medicare.gov
  • Medicare You handbook
  • 1-800-MEDICARE
  • 1-800-633-4227
  • TTY 1-877-486-2048
  • Social Security Administration
  • 1-800-772-1213
  • www.socialsecurity.gov
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Programs
    (SHIPs)
  • Local Area Agencies on Aging

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