Pre-2010 Medicare.gov - Tutorial - An Example using full LIS Status
***Archive: Below is the Pre-2010 Medicare.gov Tutorial***
We can also see how the Medicare.gov system works for those people receiving the Low-Income Subsidy. In this example, the "Personalized Plan List" shows plans with either low or no monthly premium. A zero premium ($0) means that this plan is under Florida’s subsidy limit. If the Part D plan costs a few dollars, that is the amount that this Part D plan is over the state premium subsidy.
Plans can be compared as detailed earlier and the Medicare beneficiary can get an idea of the overall cost they can expect for the complete year. The interesting aspect is to see the Plan Rating based on Customer Service, Use of the Plan, and Drug Pricing Information. Again, the "Total Annual Drug Plan Cost" is probably one of the prime factors that should stand-out when looking for a Medicare Part D plan.