Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year Brings New Changes for Baby Boomers

The first wave of baby boomers will be turning 65 in 2011. The National Council on Aging is offering a free online screening service to help boomers learn more about Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, as well as to get information for over 2,000 federal, state, and local benefits programs for which they may be eligible.

The NCOA believes it’s a good time to use BenefitsCheckUp to find out about available prescription drug benefits, including Medicare Part D, and if you qualify for the Low-Income Subsidy (Extra Help). Using the online service, baby boomers can also discover whether they are eligible for additional benefits that help pay for healthcare, energy bills, food, and other household costs.

You can begin by completing an online questionnaire at

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