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Deadline Approaching for Seniors to Sign Up for Medicare Discounts

DECEMBER 16, 2004 - Posted at 7:28 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The deadline is December 31 for low-income seniors to sign up for a Medicare drug discount card.  The card could qualify those applicants for as much as $1,200 off their medication over two years.

The end of the year is the last chance to qualify for up to $600 in credits for 2004 by calling 1-800-MEDICARE or visiting the Medicare Web site at www.medicare.gov.

If they qualify for credits in 2004, those will carry over for up to another $600 in 2005.

The cards and the 2005 credit are still available in the first quarter of 2005, but if seniors wait until after December 31 to act, they could be forfeiting their 2004 credit.

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