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Medicare Part D Deadlline Approaching
5/10/2006

New Medicare Drug Benefit

From The Medicare Website: "If you don't sign up when you are first eligible or by May 15, 2006, you may pay a penalty. Your next opportunity to enroll is from November 15, 2006 to December 31, 2006."

From the Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2006; Page D1:
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A penalty will continue for all the time that you are covered by a drug plan. It is adjusted each year and will presumably rise as the national average premium increases over time." (emphasis added)

Please Call our insurance department today, 360.675.6688 x3, if you need help signing up for a plan and we would be happy to help!

There is still a lot of confusion about which pharmacies patients can go to, in some cases the 800 numbers on the cards that people call and the corresponding websites are not up to date with current pharmacy contract information.  Sometimes they tell you Island Drug is not a participating pharmacy, when we in fact are.  THERE HAS NOT BEEN ONE PLAN ISLAND DRUG HAS TURNED DOWN TO THIS POINT. 

We are ready, willing, and able to serve all Medicare beneficiaries, please stop by one of our convenient locations, and we will be happy to help you through this new benefit for 2006!

Please click here for an alphabetical listing of the plans we are currently contracted with.


Community Care Rx is a
Medicare Approved Part D Plan, please click here for more information, or to enroll online.

Island Drug has been and will continue to be a Medicare provider, and we will do anything possible to help you through this transition.  We will also provide information in future Emails as it becomes available. Please feel free to contact us.