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TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, June 2, 2004 Page 11 Safety day Itahl helps Jordan Berg with hand signals last Saturday. Prizes were fur- by the Young Men's Club, Westbrook Women's Club, VFW Club, Fire Sioux Valley Health Systems. Food was donated by Maynards and Old Dutch. Chief Alan Wahl and Brandy Vandekieft shows bike care tips at the bike !lay at Westbrook Two of the six bike winners were Paige Erickson, and Tristan Joel, others not present were Christine Elzenga, John Elzenga, Mariah Olson, and Levi Horkey. Learn more about Medicare-approved Drug Discount Card Program Are you eligible for one of the 48 Medicare-Approved Drug Discount Cards avail- able to Minnesotans? And if you are, how do you go about getting one? Medicare-Approved Drug Discount Cards are being offered as part of a 19- month, temporary program. The drug discount cards become effective June 1, 2004. They are provided by pharmacy benefit organiza- tions to enable consumers who are insured by Medicare to purchase prescription drugs at a discount. The drug discount cards require an annual fee ranging from $0-$30 and the prescription drug discounts range from 10-25 percent. In order to qualify for a card, recipients must be entitled to or enrolled in Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Part B. A person is not eligible if they have other health insurance with prescription drug coverage. Those interested in choosing a drug discount card should tollow these steps: 1) Get information about your current prescrip- tion drug coverage. Make a list of the prescription drugs you currently take and how much you pay tbr each to see if a discount card would be right for you. 2) Find out which discount drug cards are available in MN, and whether they cover the drugs you are taking. 3) Compare the benefits of each discount card you are consid- ering. Does it offer dis- counts on the prescriptions you take? Which card offers the best overall price? Which card allows you to use your preferred pharmacy? 4) Decide if you want one and choose the one that is best for you. Enrollment in the card program is voluntary. Those who do not believe a Drug Discount Card would be ben- eficial to them can choose not to enroll in one. Other things to be aware of in con- sidering the discount drug card program: * Each enrollee is allowed just one card at a time. * A compari- son of drug discount cards can be found on the Medicare Web site, www.Medicare.gov. This Web site will help find the medications, the pharmacy the enrollee wants to work with and specific informa- tion about each card avail- able, including which cards are accepted by that phar- macy. Discount Cards include generic and formula- ry drugs, but they do not cover all the drugs that are available. Transitional assistance is also available for certain consumers. This is an additional $600 credit toward prescription costs for Medicare beneficiaries who qualify based on annual income. For a single person, that annual income is $12,569 and below; for a cou- ple it is $16,862 and below. Those eligible for transi- tional assistance can apply for it at the same time they apply for the drug discount card. Those who have Medicaid, Tricare for Life, private group health insur- ance, an employer group health plan or Federal employee health plan are not eligible fbr transitional assistance. For more information about the Medicare- Approved Discount. Drug Card program, to sign up for a card or to learn about other ways you can save on prescription drug costs, con- tact the RxConnectJSenior Linkage Line at 1-800-333- 2433. 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