Medicare counseling helps seniors save over $91,000
posted Thursday, January 10th, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
During the 2013 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period, students and faculty from the University of Louisiana-Monroe College of Pharmacy helped 71 local seniors save $91,930.27 in Medicare prescription costs.
This year's savings nearly tripled those from last year, in which 47 beneficiaries saved a total of $32,294.
Dr. Michelle Zagar, ULM clinical associate professor and a certified geriatric pharmacist, has been assisting Medicare beneficiaries with plan selection and enrollment at the Ouachita Council on Aging since the Medicare Part D program began in 2006.