Congressman Lynch To Host A Series Of Open Forums On Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

Nov 15, 2006

Between November 28th and 30th, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch will hold a series of open forums on the prescription drug benefit under Medicare (Medicare Part D).  The purpose of the five forums is to address many of the questions and concerns of seniors and others who are Medicare-eligible regarding the Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Part D.

  

Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D begins on November 15th and runs for six weeks until December 31st.  Anyone who would like to change plans or needs to sign up for the first time must do so during that period.

All residents from the Ninth Congressional District who are eligible for Medicare are welcome to attend any of the events.

At each forum, Congressman Lynch and representatives from Social Security, Medicare, and senior advocacy groups will make brief presentations on the Open Enrollment Period.  Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for seniors to ask questions about how to determine whether they should examine switching plans, and how to select the prescription drug plan that's best suited to their individual needs.

Congressman Lynch previously held 16 forums on Medicare Part D in November and December 2005 when initial enrollment for the new program began.  He is now working in the Congress to amend the program to make it more affordable for seniors.

Here is the complete list of forums:

FOR RESIDENTS OF WEST ROXBURY, HYDE PARK, JAMAICA PLAIN, ROSLINDALE, SOUTH BOSTON, DORCHESTER AND DEDHAM

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

1:00 PM

Knights of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Columbus

Washington Street, West Roxbury

FOR RESIDENTS OF NEEDHAM, WESTWOOD, NORWOOD, MEDFIELD AND WALPOLE

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

10:00 AM

Islington Center

288 Washington Street, Westwood

FOR RESIDENTS OF BROCKTON, WHITMAN, HANSON, BRIDGEWATER, EAST BRIDGEWATER AND WEST BRIDGEWATER

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

1:00 PM

War Memorial Building

156 West Elm Street, Brockton

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF STOUGHTON, CANTON, AVON AND EASTON

Thursday, November 30, 2006

10:00 AM

Striar Jewish Community Center

445 Central Street, Stoughton

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF BRAINTREE, MILTON, RANDOLPH AND HOLBROOK

Thursday, November 30, 2006

1:00 PM

Braintree Town Hall

1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree

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