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Legal Aid Launches Annual Medicare Part D Enrollment Effort

Jeremy Strauss, Legal Administrative Assistant

Each year, Legal Aid partners with Whitman Walker Health to help hundreds of low-income Medicare recipients navigate the complex system of choosing a Medicare prescription drug plan (also known as Medicare Part D). Beneficiaries receiving the hospital (Part A) and medical (Part B) components of Medicare must independently select a Part D plan during the “open season,” which commences slightly earlier than usual this year, running from October 15, 2011 to December 7, 2011. Due to the fact that many plans change their drug coverage formularies from year to year, switching to a new plan that offers the best coverage at the lowest price is often a necessity for many beneficiaries. 

Legal Aid and Whitman Walker, along with attorneys from area law firms working pro bono, will be meeting with Medicare beneficiaries this fall and winter to help them determine – based on their individual drug lists and dosages – the plan that will best meet their needs and to complete the plan enrollment. 

Beginning November 4, Legal Aid will be sponsoring six free walk-in clinics for low-income Medicare beneficiaries:

 Friday, November 4, 2011: 10am – 1pm, at the Legal Aid Society of DC, SE Site
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, SE, Room LL-1 – Metro: Anacostia 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011: 1pm – 4pm, at the Legal Aid Society of DC, NW Site
1331 H St., NW, Suite 350 – Metro: Metro Center or McPherson Sq. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011:  10am – 1pm, at the Legal Aid Society of DC, NW Site
1331 H St., NW, Suite 350 – Metro: Metro Center or McPherson Sq. 

Friday, December 2, 2011: 10am – 1pm, at the Legal Aid Society of DC, SE Site
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, SE, Room LL-1 – Metro: Anacostia 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011:  5pm – 7pm, at the Bread for the City, NW Site
1525 Seventh St., NW – Metro: Shaw-Howard University 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011:  9am – Noon, at the Bread for the City, SE Site
1640 Good Hope Road, SE – Metro: Anacostia

 For more information, call (202) 628-1161 and ask for Jeremy Strauss.

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