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Welcome to our Medicare Part D Blog
Welcome to our Medicare Part D Blog.I would like to start off by introducing you to some of the features of our website.  This should help you to find the resources you need.  Finding the ri ...

Macular Degeneration, New Hope with Lucentis
Senior Journal reported that there is a new medicine for Macular Degeneration that has shown very positive results. "More than one-third of patients treated with Lucentis for wet a ...

A Preview of Medicare Part D 2008
Click below for the information on the 2011 Medicare Part D prescription drug planshttps://q1medicare.com/PartD-The-2011-Medicare-Part-D-Outlook.phpClick below for the latest information on Medic ...

2009 Medicare Part D National Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans
2009 Medicare Part D National Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans Data as of September 10, 2008.Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded.National is defined as plans offered in all 50 state ...

2009 Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Summaries now Online
Based on recently released 2009 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), you can expect an increase in the 2009 monthly premiums an ...

CMS Press Release: MEDICARE ISSUES NEW RULES TO ENFORCE MARKETING REQUIREMENTS DURING UPCOMING HEALTH AND DRUG PLAN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
For Immediate Release:  Monday, September 15, 2008Contact:    CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 MEDICARE ISSUES NEW RULES TO ENFORCE MARKETING REQUIREMENTS DURING UPCOMIN ...

Updated 2010 Medicare Part D Plan Cost Information
In our February, 2009 Newsletter, we provided a preview of the basic cost limits you could expect with your 2010 Medicare Part D plans.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has r ...

2010 Medicare Part D National Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans
2010 Medicare Part D National Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans Data as of September 03, 2009.Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded.National is defined as plans offered in all 50 state ...

Over 80% of Seniors Satisfied with Medicare Part D Program. What about you?
According to a study commissioned by Medicare Today, 84% of seniors are satisfied with the Medicare Part D prescription drug program (with 55% being Very Satisfied).  The satisfaction rate shows ...

CMS Press Release: MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT'S PROJECTED COSTS CONTINUE TO DROP
MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT'S PROJECTED COSTS CONTINUE TO DROPPart D Attracts New Beneficiaries and Achieves High Rates of Satisfaction Continuing a solid record of strong competition and wise ...

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CMS News Release: CMS proposes improvements to Medicare
Updates to Medicare Advantage, Part D prescription drug coverage will improve benefits, increase transparency and strengthen programs The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has proposed revis ...

CMS Press Release: Medicare Advantage Premiums Fall, Enrollment Rises, Benefits Similar Compared to 2010
Wide range of Medicare health and drug plan options continues in 2011 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that, on average, Medicare Advantage premiums will be 1 ...

CMS Press Release: ROBUST MEDICARE HEALTH AND DRUG PLAN COVERAGE CONTINUES IN 2010 BENEFICIARY PROTECTIONS STRENGTHENED
Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare health and prescription drug plans will continue to have a wide range of plan options in 2010, and those beneficiaries who decide to change plans should fin ...

2010 Medicare Part D National Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans
2010 Medicare Part D National Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans Data as of September 03, 2009.Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded.National is defined as plans offered in all 50 state ...

Updated 2010 Medicare Part D Plan Cost Information
In our February, 2009 Newsletter, we provided a preview of the basic cost limits you could expect with your 2010 Medicare Part D plans.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has r ...

Over 80% of Seniors Satisfied with Medicare Part D Program. What about you?
According to a study commissioned by Medicare Today, 84% of seniors are satisfied with the Medicare Part D prescription drug program (with 55% being Very Satisfied).  The satisfaction rate shows ...

Did You Pay too Much for Your 2006 Medicare Part D Coverage?
A recently released study shows that many people overpaid when they first enrolled in their 2006 Medicare Part D plan. The study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that only 6% to 9% of ...

2009 Medicare Part D National Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans
2009 Medicare Part D National Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans Data as of September 10, 2008.Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded.National is defined as plans offered in all 50 state ...

2009 Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Summaries now Online
Based on recently released 2009 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), you can expect an increase in the 2009 monthly premiums an ...

CMS Press Release: MEDICARE ISSUES NEW RULES TO ENFORCE MARKETING REQUIREMENTS DURING UPCOMING HEALTH AND DRUG PLAN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
For Immediate Release:  Monday, September 15, 2008Contact:    CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 MEDICARE ISSUES NEW RULES TO ENFORCE MARKETING REQUIREMENTS DURING UPCOMIN ...


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