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Medicare Rx & Options

Medicare Rx & Options

Everyone with Medicare, regardless of income, health status, or prescription drug usage, has access to prescription drug coverage which began on January 1, 2006. Below you will find helpful links and information. Benefits of the new Medicare prescription drug coverage:

  • It is available to all people with Medicare.
  • It will pay for about half your drug costs.
  • Almost 1 in 3 people will qualify for extra help paying for their drug costs.
  • It protects you against ever having very high drug expenses.
  • It pays for brand-name and generic drugs.

Helpful Links

Medicare Plan Finder - An interactive tool that allows you to search for plans based on your personal preferences such as cost, coverage and convenience.

Northwest Illinois Area on Aging - NWILAA Site

Basic Information - Basic information about Medicare prescription drug coverage, what it is, who can get it, when you can get it, how can you get it and why you should get it.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder - Online Demo - This Flash movie demo walks you through the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder.

Formulary (Drug) Finder - Lets you enter the drugs you use to find out which plans in an area have formularies that cover these drugs.

Partners - Information and tools for people and organizations assisting those with Medicare who are considering Medicare prescription drug coverage.



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