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Navigating the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

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  1. Module 10 Navigating the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

  2. Presentation Topics • Purpose of the Drug Plan Finder • Gathering information • Getting to the site • Using the tool • Understanding the results • Choosing a plan

  3. What is the Drug Plan Finder? • Online resource to help people • Learn about Medicare prescription drug coverage • Compare available plans • Decide on a plan • Enroll in a plan

  4. Things to Consider • Cost • Coverage • Convenience • Customer service

  5. Getting Started • Helpful information to gather • Medicare card • ZIP Code • List of prescription drugs • Including dosage and amount • Pharmacies you use

  6. Getting to the Drug Plan Finder • Go to www.medicare.gov • Click “Compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans” • Access directly • www.medicare.gov/MPDPF/Public

  7. Drug Plan Finder Home Page

  8. Drug Plan Finder Home Page

  9. Drug Plan Finder Home Page

  10. Drug Plan Finder Home Page

  11. Drug Plan Finder Home Page

  12. Drug Plan Finder Home Page

  13. Drug Plan Finder Home Page

  14. Step 1: Select a Search Option

  15. Step 1: Select a Search Option

  16. Step 1: Select a Search Option

  17. Step 2: Enter Your Information

  18. Step 3: Review Current Coverage

  19. Get Drug Cost Estimate

  20. Get Drug Cost Estimate

  21. Enter Drug Information

  22. New “Drug Type” Indicator

  23. Review Dosages & Quantities

  24. Save Drug & Pharmacy List

  25. Select Pharmacy

  26. Personalized Plan List

  27. Plan Comparison

  28. Plan Details

  29. Plan Details

  30. Important Dates • Rx Enrollment Check-up • Review and compare plans beginning mid-October • www.medicare.gov • Medicare & You handbook • Mailed around late October • Contains drug coverage and plan information • Enrollment period for Plan Year 2009 • November 15 – December 31, 2009 • Join or change plans • Coverage begins January 1, 2009

  31. Additional Resources • www.medicare.gov • Medicare & You handbook • 1-800-MEDICARE • 1-800-633-4227 • TTY 1-877-486-2048 • Social Security Administration • 1-800-772-1213 • www.socialsecurity.gov • State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) • Local Area Agencies on Aging

  32. This training module provided by the For questions about training products, e-mail NMTP@cms.hhs.gov To view all available NMTP materials or to subscribe to our listserv, visit www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalMedicareTrainingProgram 32