Medicare Drug Benefits
Akron Medicare Drug Benefits Lawyer
When Congress passed a new prescription drug benefit under the Medicare program several years ago, it was easy to see that many people would encounter problems in getting the most out of the new benefits or have difficulty covering payments for prescriptions under the so-called "doughnut hole" or "Medigap." Once your Medicare Part D drug benefits hit a certain level ($2,610 in 2008) you are responsible for the full cost of the drugs until your total out-of-pocket expenditures reach $4,050. Then the benefits resume.
People may run into problems with the Medicare drug benefits and have questions such as: "How do I choose a plan?" "How will I pay for my medications during the doughnut hole months?" "I'm below the federal poverty level — will I face a Medigap as well?"
Contact our knowledgeable elder care lawyer at the Akron-area Law Office of Margaret H. Kreiner for dependable advice about getting the most out of Medicare Part D. Because our practice focuses exclusively on elder law, estate planning and other legal issues of particular interest to older people, we make a point to stay current with the latest developments with Medicare Part D.
We also listen to our clients' questions and go to work to clear up any of their confusion. We speak to senior groups in the Akron area about Medicare drug benefits, Medicaid and other health care issues to help make sure that people have the information they need before they make important decisions about their prescription drug coverage.
Since Medicare Part D went into effect in January 2006, our lawyers have developed considerable knowledge about the workings of the new Medicare drug benefits. We can help you choose an insurance plan that is right for you. We can assist with planning for the part of the year when you will not receive Medicare support for your prescription drugs.
If you are eligible for Medicaid, we can advise you on additional Medicare drug benefits. If you anticipate the need to enroll under Medicare Part D in the coming years for yourself or a parent, we can provide you with some basic information that will help you select a Medicare Part D plan.
For additional information about Medicare drug benefits and other long-term care issues, contact our experienced Ohio elder law attorney at the Law Office of Margaret H. Kreiner in Cuyahoga Falls.