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.


Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.