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 m m | CAPE GAZETTE - Tuesday, May 2 - Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 15 DECISION DEADLINE: MAY 15 Is A Medicare DrugPlan Right Or Wrong For You? is the end of the initial _enrollment riodfor the new Medicare escri n If you are currently on Medicare and are eligible to sign up fora drug plan before May 15 but do noL you may pay higher costs if you choose to sign up in the future. The Medicare prescription drug plans are complex and confusing. While they will help many seniors, they are not right for everyone. The decision of whether to sign up should be based on your specific circumstances. The "Reality Check Express" is a bus with internet-connected computers and trained staff from the Delaware Insurance Commissioner's ELDERinfo office who can provide one-on-one help in comparing Medicare prescription drug plans based on your specific information. It will be making stops at senior centers and other locations around Delaware between now and May 15 to help seniors evaluate and, if appropriate, sign up for Medicare drug plans. If you come to a "Reality Check Express" session, you will need to bring information about your prescriptions, including: Full name of any prescription drug you currently take Whether it is liquid, tablet or capsule Strength and dosage (for example, 100 mg, two times a day) Number of doses for 30 days for each iJrescription Cost of the prescription to you under your current drug coverage Your Medicare card Final Stops ,For May 3 to 15: WednesdaY, May 3 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4 9 to 11 a,m. Claymore Senior Center 504 South Clayton St., Wilmington Milford Senior Center. 111 Park Avenue, Milford Friday, May 5 9 to 11 a.m. Nanticoke Senior Center 310 Virginia Avenue, Seaford Friday, May 5 lto3 p.m. Laurel Senior Center 113 North Central Avenue, Laurel Monday, May 8 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Harrington Senior Center 102 Fleming St., Harrington Tuesday, May 9 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Newark Senior Center 200 White Chapel Road, Newark Wednesday, May 10 St. Anthony's Senior Center 9 to 11 a.m. 1703 W. lOth St., Wilmington Wednesday, May 10 Sellers Senior Center 1to 3 p.m. 500 Duncan Road, Bellefonte Thursday, May 11 9 to 11 a.m. . New Castle Senior Center 400 South St., New Castle Friday, May 12 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy Harry's - Georgetown College Park Shopping Center, Georgetown Monday, May 15 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WaI-Mart Supercenter - Camden U.S. 13, Camden ELDERinfo 1-800-336-9500 Health Insurance Counseling For People With Medicare Matthew Denn Delaware's Insurance Commissioner  m m | CAPE GAZETTE - Tuesday, May 2 - Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 15 DECISION DEADLINE: MAY 15 Is A Medicare DrugPlan Right Or Wrong For You? is the end of the initial _enrollment riodfor the new Medicare escri n If you are currently on Medicare and are eligible to sign up fora drug plan before May 15 but do noL you may pay higher costs if you choose to sign up in the future. The Medicare prescription drug plans are complex and confusing. While they will help many seniors, they are not right for everyone. The decision of whether to sign up should be based on your specific circumstances. The "Reality Check Express" is a bus with internet-connected computers and trained staff from the Delaware Insurance Commissioner's ELDERinfo office who can provide one-on-one help in comparing Medicare prescription drug plans based on your specific information. It will be making stops at senior centers and other locations around Delaware between now and May 15 to help seniors evaluate and, if appropriate, sign up for Medicare drug plans. If you come to a "Reality Check Express" session, you will need to bring information about your prescriptions, including: Full name of any prescription drug you currently take Whether it is liquid, tablet or capsule Strength and dosage (for example, 100 mg, two times a day) Number of doses for 30 days for each iJrescription Cost of the prescription to you under your current drug coverage Your Medicare card Final Stops ,For May 3 to 15: WednesdaY, May 3 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4 9 to 11 a,m. Claymore Senior Center 504 South Clayton St., Wilmington Milford Senior Center. 111 Park Avenue, Milford Friday, May 5 9 to 11 a.m. Nanticoke Senior Center 310 Virginia Avenue, Seaford Friday, May 5 lto3 p.m. Laurel Senior Center 113 North Central Avenue, Laurel Monday, May 8 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Harrington Senior Center 102 Fleming St., Harrington Tuesday, May 9 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Newark Senior Center 200 White Chapel Road, Newark Wednesday, May 10 St. Anthony's Senior Center 9 to 11 a.m. 1703 W. lOth St., Wilmington Wednesday, May 10 Sellers Senior Center 1to 3 p.m. 500 Duncan Road, Bellefonte Thursday, May 11 9 to 11 a.m. . New Castle Senior Center 400 South St., New Castle Friday, May 12 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy Harry's - Georgetown College Park Shopping Center, Georgetown Monday, May 15 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WaI-Mart Supercenter - Camden U.S. 13, Camden ELDERinfo 1-800-336-9500 Health Insurance Counseling For People With Medicare Matthew Denn Delaware's Insurance Commissioner