Understanding Health Insurance – Aug. 16, 2015: Appealing Medicare Part D’s late enrollee penalty

(By – IRENE & BETSY CARD, www.northjersey.com)

Last week’s column discussed what the Medicare Part D penalty is. For those of you who joined us last week, you already know that the penalty only applies if you have not had creditable drug coverage since the time you became eligible for Medicare Part D. So, if you have worked beyond your 65th birthday, and have had employer-sponsored coverage all that time, and just now enrolled in a Part D plan, why did you receive a letter saying you will have a penalty? Read more…

 

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