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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Medicare Drug Plans (Part "D")

(Posted January 17, 2009)

Question 682: My mom has railroad Medicare, Parts A & B. She also has a prescription plan under Part D now costing $44 per month up from $26 in 2008. Is there any plan for her that would reduce the cost of her seven medications? Each one costs $40 dollars a month to refill.

Answer: There are more than 40 different plans. You should contact the Centers For Medicare & Medicaid, the Federal agency responsible for the Medicare program. You can call them at 1-800-Medicare or go to their web site at:

www.medicare.gov

There is a program that provides assistance to people who do not have the means to pay the full costs of Medicare Part D including the cost of drugs.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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