Health Alliance Plan offers two free education booklets—"Making Sense of Medicare" and "Health Reform – Improving Medicare Part D"
*New Annual Enrollment Period October 15 – December 7, 2011
DETROIT – October 13, 2011 – Many Medicare beneficiaries do not understand Medicare and their confusion can be costly. The need for educational resources is more critical than ever. Health Alliance Plan (HAP) has two free, no-obligation educational booklets available to anyone with questions about Medicare – "Making Sense of Medicare" and "Health Reform – Improving Medicare Part D."
"Medicare beneficiaries need to remember that the Annual Enrollment Period is earlier this year beginning October 15 through December 7," said Karen Wintringham, HAP vice president, Medicare Programs. "We recommend that Medicare beneficiaries do a personal health assessment each year because their medical needs may have changed. HAP provides educational tools for beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers about Medicare options, how they work, and what to consider as beneficiaries make their decisions for 2012."
HAP's "Making Sense of Medicare" booklet contains general information about Medicare, changes as a result of health care reform, Medicare Supplement (Medigap policy), Medicare Advantage Plans, the Medicare Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan, frequently asked questions, and more.
HAP's "Health Reform – Improving Medicare Part D" booklet contains general information about the Coverage Gap (the "Donut Hole"), the federal health care reform law, brand vs. generic prescription drugs and more.
Consumers may obtain a free copy of "Making Sense of Medicare" and "Health Reform – Improving Medicare Part D" by calling 800-971-7878.