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1.20.06
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The Medicare Part D — Prescription Drug Plan — has come into effect. Many seniors have questions about the plan that need to be answered soon. In fact, if you sign up after May 15, 2006, there could be a penalty of 1 percent of the monthly premium added for each month you delay in signing up. Also, you might need to think ahead — the number of prescriptions you need now may not be the same as you get older. Another factor leading to confusion is that each state offers a number of different Medicare D plans. Below you'll find a map with links that will take you directly to your state's Medicare sites. Also, the national Medicare site maintains a text list with cost estimates for each state and the Kaiser Family Foundation offers an interactive tracker of state plan listings. Also, use these links below for Q and As on the drug plan, official sites, and drug plan cost calculators.

Q and A's

Official Sites

Drug Plan Cost Calculators





Alabama
Alabama Medicare Drug Program Alabama Senior Services
Alabama Department of Public Health

Alaska
Alaska SeniorCare, Medicare Drug Plans
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Arkansas
Arkansas Division of Aging and Adult Services
Arkansas Department of Health

Arizona
Arizona Medicare Rx

Arizona Department of Health Services

California
California MediCal
California Department of Health Services

Colorado
Colorado Division of Insurance: Drug Plans
Colorado Department of Family, Health and Wellness

Connecticut
Connecticut Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia Department of Health
District of Columbia Department of Health

Delaware
Delaware ELDERinfo
Delaware Health and Social Services

Florida
Florida SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program
Florida Health and Human Services

Georgia
Georgia Drug Benefit
Georgia Department of Public Health

Hawaii
State of Hawaii Executive Office on Aging
State of Hawaii Department of Health

Iowa
Iowa Department of Elder Affairs
Healthy Iowans 2010

Idaho Services for People on Medicare
Idaho Health and Safety

Illinois
Illinois Benefits: Pharmaceutical Assistance
Illinois Healthcare Department

Indiana
Indiana The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
Indiana Public Health Programs

Kansas
Kansas Division of Health: Medicare Drug Coverage

Kansas Division of Health

Kentucky
Kentucky Medicare
Kentucky Department for Public Health

Louisiana
Louisiana Medicare Drug Plans
Louisiana Directory of Citizen Services

Massachusetts
New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Maryland
Maryland Department of Aging
Maryland Department of Public Health and Safety

Maine
Maine Office of Elder Services
Maine Safety and Health

Michigan
Michigan Medicare Assistance Program
Michigan Department of Community Health

Minnesota
Minnesota Board on Aging Prescription Drug Information
Minnesota Department of Health

Missouri
Missouri Senior RX
Missouri Department of Health

Mississippi Mississippi Medicare Drug Plans
Healthcare in Mississippi

Montana
Montana Senior Division
Montana Health Services

North Carolina
North Carolina Division of Aging
North Carolina Division of Public Health

North Dakota
North Dakota Department of Insurance
North Dakota Health Services

Nebraska
Nebraska Department of Aging
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Prescription Drug Program
New Hampshire Department of Health

New Jersey
New Jersey Office on Aging

New Jersey Department of Health

New Mexico
New Mexico Department of Aging: Drug Plan Information
New Mexico Department of Health

New York
New York State Health Medicare Update
New York State Health

Nevada
Nevada Division of Aging Medicare Part D
Nevada Health Division

Ohio
Ohio Department of Aging Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Information Center
Ohio Healthy Lifestyles

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Aging Services, Useful Information for Medicare Part D Drug Plan
Oklahoma Health Resources

Oregon
Oregon Department of Human Services
Oregon Health

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Aging: Medicare
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Rhode Island Medicare Drug Coverage for Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Health

South Carolina
South Carolina Office on Aging: Help with Medicare RX
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Dakota
South Dakota Shine, Senior Insurance Counseling
South Dakota Department of Health Protection

Tennessee
Tennessee Health and Wellness
Tennessee Health and Wellness

Texas
Texas Department on Aging: Medicare Rx News and Updates

Texas Department of Health

Utah
Utah Department of Aging: Medication Management Tool
Utah Department of Health

Virginia
Virginia Drug Assistance Programs

Virginia Department of Health

Vermont
Vermont Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit - Part D
Vermont Department of Health

Washington
Washington State Department of Health
Washington State Department of Health

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Medicare Part D
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

West Virginia
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
West Virginia Department of Health

Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Senior Services
Wyoming Department of Health

SOURCES: U.S. Department of the Census and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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