Social Security Administration's Regional Public Affairs Office in New York
Each month about 200,000 Americans reach their 65th birthday and become newly eligible for Medicare benefits. If you or someone you know is, or soon will be, among these newly entitled Medicare beneficiaries, you will need to consider your Medicare Part D prescription drug program options.
Among the important considerations for newly entitled Medicare beneficiaries is whether or not they might qualify for extra help with some or all of the Part D premiums, deductibles and co-payments. The extra help could be worth an average of $3,700 per year.