Shea-Porter - ICYMI: Medicare Part D 'donut hole' checks coming to NH

In case you missed it, I wanted to make sure you saw this article from the Associated Press.  Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) provided $250 rebate checks for seniors who fall into the Medicare Part D “donut hole.”  Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter led this effort in the House.  For more information on Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s efforts on this issue, please click here.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Medicare Part D 'donut hole' checks coming to NH
Associated Press
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Health Department says it has mailed out the third round of one-time, tax-free $250 rebate checks to help cover the so-called Medicare "donut hole."
The Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage gap begins once total drug expenses reach $2,510 and ends at $5,726. Recipients must cover all of their prescription costs in between.
The health department said Tuesday that more than 2,700 Medicare beneficiaries in New Hampshire have received cost relief to date.
The agency said additional people covered by Medicare will receive their checks automatically in the mail when they reach the donut hole. There is no requirement to sign up.