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Do You Care For Someone With Medicare?
Help Them Save Money on Prescriptions

Discount Cards - plus a $600 Credit

Almost everyone with Medicare is eligible for a Medicare-approved drug discount card that may lower the price of most prescriptions.

Millions of people with lower-incomes can receive even more help - up to $600 in credits to pay for prescription drugs. The savings are good through 2005. But those who are eligible must act by March 31, 2005 to get the full benefit.

The First Step: Activate the Card at 1-800-MEDICARE

Your loved ones might have already received a card in the mail that entitles them to the $600 credit. To use the credit, a card must first be activated. You can help. Just call 1-800-MEDICARE

(1-800-633-4227). 1-800 MEDICARE operators can check for eligibility while you're on the phone, and help you to enroll your loved ones. The representatives at 1-800-MEDICARE can also help you decide if an alternative card will provide your loved one with greater savings. No card? No problem.

Who Qualifies for the Credit

People whose monthly income is less than $1,048 (single) or $1,406 (married) are eligible. There's a $600 credit available for 2005. Your loved ones must act before March 31 to take advantage of the full credit. Even if your loved ones act after March 31 (but before the end of the year), they might still be eligible for a portion of the credit.

Help Spread the Word

Help spread the word to your family, friends, neighbors and community about the savings that are available. For more information, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit www.medicare.gov.
 



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