Part B: Medical Insurance- Covers preventative services like screenings and immunizations, ambulance services, and durable medical equipment.
Part C: Medicare Advantage- Delivery of Part A and Part B health benefits through managed care organizations.
Part D: Prescription Drug Insurance- Covers prescriptions drugs, some vaccines, and certain medical supplies such as syringes for insulin.
2014 ENROLLMENT PERIOD OCTOBER 15-DECEMBER 7
When YOU turn 65 you have 3 months before and after your birthday to enroll. Everyone else needs to wait until open enrollment period annually…there are exceptions to this—those folks that get help—have both MEDICAID and MEDICARE…or if you have moved and that plan is no longer available.
EXTRA HELP is available through Low Income Subsidy and financial assistance through Social Security. For more information please contact Marie at Legislative Information Office 747-6276 or Sitka Office of Division of Public Assistance at 747-8234.
More on Part D:
Annual Deductible- Similar to a down payment on a car; this amount must be paid before insurance kicks in; maximum $320.
Monthly Premium- Your monthly payment that must be paid whether you use the insurance or not. Stop by Harry Race to pick up your Medicare Part D Enrollment information.