Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for Dummies

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for Dummies

by Patricia Barry

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ISBN-13: 9780470276761
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/29/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 150,676
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Patricia Barry is a senior editor at the AARP Bulletin and a recognized expert on the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. During a long career in journalism, she has authored thousands of articles and two guidebooks on healthcare and social policy. Since 1999, she has specialized in writing about Medicare and prescription drugs.

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Medicare

Prescription Drug Coverage  7

Chapter 1: The ABCs (And D) of Medicare 9

Chapter 2: The Rules of the Game: How Part D Works 23

Chapter 3: The Big Question: What Will Part D Cost (And Save) You? 31

Chapter 4: Delving into Drug Coverage under Part D 43

Chapter 5: Extra Help: A Better Deal if Your Income Is Low 57

Part II: Deciding Whether to Sign Up for Part D  83

Chapter 6: Taking Other Drug Coverage and Sources into Account85

Chapter 7: Considering Coverage if You Take Few or No Drugs RightNow 105

Chapter 8: Confronting the Late Penalty 113

Part III: Choosing and Enrolling in the Right Part D Plan forYou  123

Chapter 9: The First Cut: Deciding How You Want to Receive YourMedical Benefits 125

Chapter 10: Making a Smart Choice among Medicare Prescription DrugPlans 149

Chapter 11: Buyer Beware: Avoiding Scams and Hard-SellMarketing183

Chapter 12: Signing Up for a Part D Plan for the First Time195

Part IV: You’re In! Navigating Part D from the Inside 205

Chapter 13: You’ve Just Signed Up — What Happens Now-207

Chapter 14: Filling Your Prescriptions 221

Chapter 15: In and Out of the Coverage Gap 233

Chapter 16: Bringing Down Your Drug Costs 249

Chapter 17: Switching to Another Plan 263

Chapter 18: Staying in Long-Term Care (Or Helping Someone Who Is)283

Chapter 19: You Have Rights: How to Holler and (If Necessary)Holler Louder 293

Part V: The Part of Tens  313

Chapter 20: Ten Ways Boomers Can Help Loved Ones with Part D315

Chapter 21: Ten Proposed Changes to Part D You Should Know About321

Part VI: Appendixes  325

Appendix A: Worksheets327

Appendix B: Sources of Help 333

Appendix C: Buying Prescription Drugs Safely from Abroad 345

Index  351

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