Medicare Part D

CVS Price Error For Medicare Drugs: You May Get A Refund

Posted on 09/5/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthNearly 13,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries will receive reimbursement checks from CVS Caremark, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Tuesday, as part of a $5 million settlement for overcharging on some drugs for seniors and the disabled. The checks are being sent to customers who overpaid for drugs used to treat epilepsy and breast cancer, among other illnesses, and who were forced into the so-called doughnut hole — in which no drug costs are reimbursed — as a result of …

The Takeaway: Medicare Part D; Breast Cancer and Race

Posted on 07/27/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayPart D is keeping you out of the hospital: Five years after the drug plan’s debut, seniors covered by Medicare Part D are healthier and taking better care of themselves.

Got Generics? New Studies Show Their Price Is Dropping

Posted on 07/21/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsIf you use generic prescription drugs, you’ll be happy to know that you paid nearly 8 percent less for them in 2009, according to a new report  from AARP’s Public Policy Institute. Even better news: A new industry-funded report says the trend toward cheaper prescription generic drugs will continue through 2015. That’s a double-dose of good news for seniors approaching the Medicare drug coverage gap known as the dreaded doughnut hole. Up to 4.5 million seniors will fall into the Part …

Choosing A Medicare Drug Plan That Works (For You!)

Posted on 11/12/2008 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthAARP offers guides and tips for choosing a Medicare Part D program.

3.4 Seniors Hit Medicare "Doughnut Hole"

Posted on 09/2/2008 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthAbout 3.4 million Americans enrolled in the Medicare Part D drug plan encountered a gap in their prescription coverage, otherwise known as the “doughnut hole,” leading some of them to stop taking their prescribed drugs altogether.

3.4 Seniors Hit Medicare “Doughnut Hole”

Posted on 09/2/2008 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthAbout 3.4 million Americans enrolled in the Medicare Part D drug plan encountered a gap in their prescription coverage, otherwise known as the “doughnut hole,” leading some of them to stop taking their prescribed drugs altogether.