The Medicare Bus rolls into Las Vegas, Dec. 8


Representatives to offer assistance about enrollment options for Medicare Part D

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

21 November, 2006

LAS VEGAS – November 21, 2006 – The Medicare Bus is on its way to Las Vegas. The bus is scheduled to visit the city between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at 3100 W. Sahara Ave., at the Credit Union Plaza between Valley View Blvd. and Rancho Drive. The Medicare Bus is touring the United States in an effort to educate and encourage seniors to sign up for Medicare Part D’s prescription drug program before the enrollment period ends, Dec. 31. For more information, contact the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, (702) 486-3478, or Spanish-speakers can contact Rosanna Silva Minnich at the Southern Nevada Health District, (702) 759-0874.

Representatives from the Department of Health & Human Services will be available to assist seniors in selecting their prescription drug plan and to answer questions about the program, to provide information about Medicare options and eligibility, and to offer an “enrollment check up.” Seniors should bring a list of their current prescription drugs to assist them in selecting the best options. Representatives from the Social Security Administration will be on site to assist with low-income subsidy applications for Medicare Part D. Wal-Mart Vision Center will be available to provide screenings.

The Southern Nevada Health District will offer flu shots and will be on hand to provide information about emergency preparedness for seniors. In addition, representatives from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program will be available to answer questions and provide assistance.

All seniors and disabled individuals who are covered by Medicare Parts A and B are eligible.

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