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Prescription Drugs
Aug 1, 2004

I am 63 and have been HIV+ for over 20 years. I recently began medications (Viread/Trizivir). What I would like to know is how I get information about what will happen when I am eligible for medicare and will need to get my meds. At this moment I have my own private insurance plan which pays fully for prescription drugs with a very low co-pay. Even though I would like to continue to work part-time, I would appreciate any info, since I want to be fully prepared for "retirement".

Thank you

Response from Ms. Franzoi

If you retire at age 65 (or any time on or after 1/1/06), there will be an Rx benefit under Medicare that you would be eligible for by applying for Medicare Part D. More information on Medicare Part D will be published as we get closer to the implementation date.



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