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|Official says thousands not taking advantage of Medicare Part D|
Several state organizations have begun a push to get more senior citizens enrolled in Medicare Part D since thousands are eligible but are not currently taking advantage of the prescription drug plan.
Ouachita Parish has one of the largest number of seniors and disabled adults who are eligible for Medicare Part D but not enrolled in it, according to Vicki Dufrene, director of the Louisiana Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP).
SHIIP, along with the Aging Disability Resource Center and Louisiana Health Access Network, are working to ensure more seniors and adults with disabilities are enrolled in the prescription assistance programs available to them.
The groups' focus entails enrolling seniors and disable adults who have low incomes, Dufrene said.
She said there are more than 20,000 Louisiana residents who "could be getting their medicines for free or with very low co-pays" if they enrolled in the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.
A survey released by Medicare Today and conducted by KRC Research found 90 percent of beneficiaries currently enrolled in a Part D plan are satisfied with their plan and they are saving money, Dufrene said.
About 71 percent say they have lowered their prescription drug spending, according to the Louisiana Health Access Network.
Medicare Part D enrollment information is available from the Louisiana Department of Insurance's SHIIP program. Also, local councils on aging have information about Medicare Part D enrollment available for local residents.
Social Security Administration also can provide assistance for people who may qualify financially for extra help. Medicare beneficiaries interested in applying for extra help or those who have previously applied and want to check their status can call 1-800-772-1213 to contact their local Social Security office.
For more information, contact SHIIP at 1-800-259-5301.