Part D “Chooser” Letter Sent Out to Close to 1 Million LIS Beneficiaries

Part D “Chooser” Letter Sent Out to Close to 1 Million LIS Beneficiaries

If you work with beneficiaries with the Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out the spring “Chooser Reminder” notices (pdf) this week to about 944,000 LIS beneficiaries around the country. These are beneficiaries who are currently enrolled in a drug plan whose premium is not fully covered by the LIS. It reminds them that they can switch to a plan that is fully covered and therefore has $0 premium at any time.

For a list of 2011 plans with $0 premiums for people with the LIS (also referred to as “benchmark plans”), see our section “Benchmark Prescription Drug Plans.”

For more information on Medicare Part D, see our Prescription Drugs section.

 

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.