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Plan registrations will be accepted until May 15, 2006. If you do not sign up for a plan by May 15, you will incur an additional 1% late penalty fee per month that you delay. The longer you wait to register, the higher your premium will be.

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Plan registrations will be accepted until May 15, 2006. If you do not sign up for a plan by May 15, you will incur an additional 1% late penalty fee per month that you delay. The longer you wait to register, the higher your premium will be.

Learn more and understand what Medicare Part D means for you.
Read the AARP book and other resources for more information. If you don't know what to do, get help from the information sources listed below. You should also check with Social Security to see if you qualify for extra help.
Extra help may also be available for people with low incomes.

Find the plan that meets your needs.
View your options – You can do this on any computer with internet access to www.medicare.gov.
Have the following items with you:
  • Your Medicare number
  • Your list of medications
  • The pharmacy you prefer to use

Choose a plan. You may have many plans to choose from. Pick the one that best meets your needs and lifestyle.

Enroll in a plan.
  • Call Medicare at (800) 663-4227
  • Enroll online at the Medicare Web site www.medicare.gov.
  • Call your insurance plan directly