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Medigap Plans Providing Prescription Drug Coverage Clarifications

The MedicareSupplement.com News Center reported making a clarification that many are confused due to the name Medigap. Many seniors think that one of the “gaps” these Medicare insurance plans cover in traditional Medicare is prescription drug coverage. But they do not – at least all of the Medigap plans since the revamping of the plans in 2006, and more recent overhaul in June 2010, do not.

According to the website medicare.gov, prior to 2006, there were Medigap plans, notably H, I, and J, that did provide prescription drug coverage. These represent 3 out of the 4 Medigap plans that were eliminated in June 2010, only adding to the confusion. As explained on the Medicareinformational website, medicare.gov, Medicare Part D was introduced in 2006 to replace standardized Medigap polices that covered prescription drugs and to breakout prescription drug coverage from Medigap coverage. At that timepeople who were enrolled in one of the Medicare supplemental plans that had drug coverage were offered the choice of keeping those plans, changing them, or dropping the prescription drug coverage from them, and opting for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.

Since all lettered Medigap plans sold after 2006 did not offer prescription drug coverage, Medicare Part D is now the only prescription drug coverageavailable for seniors with original government Medicare and a Medigap plan. When purchasing prescription drug coverage only, to add to original Medicare, you are purchasing what is also known as a PDP, or Prescription Drug Plan. You may, during the open enrollment period, decide to switch out of original Medicare and into a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage, also called a MA-PD.

If you have a pre-2006 Medigap plan that does have prescription drug coverage you still have a few options. If you are happy with that coverage you may continue to keep it and pay the premiums, EVEN IF THE PLAN HAS BEEN ELIMINATED.

You may also opt to switch to a Medigap plan that does not have prescription drug coverage, and then enroll in Part D. Many Medicare advisors believe this is advantageous, because the prescription drug benefits offered by Part D exceed those in the Pre-2006 Medigap plans, and you may actually be able to lower your monthly premiums, and improve your benefits by switching to one of the newly offered low-cost Medigap plans such as N or M, and then enrolling in Part D.

Also be advised that there are only certain enrollment periods for Medicare Part D; so do not drop any existing drug benefits until you are enrolled in Medicare D. For more information about Medicare, Medigap plans, and Medicare Part D, visit medicare.gov.

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Affordable and Successful Drug Rehab and Alcoholism Treatment Center

Mountainside Treatment Center has been successfully treating adults who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction with better than average results for 11 years now. We are a non-profit alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. Our licensed and certified professional staff is trained in wide areas of counseling including a Nurse Practitioner.

Mountainside Drug Rehab Treatment Center - premier addiction treatment providers for all addictions. Addictions of Heroin - Cocaine - Alcohol as well as other drugs are compasssionately treated at Mountainside rehab

We offer Individual, Group, Gender Specific and Family Counseling as well as a full Mind Body Wellness Program consisting of Yoga, Guided Meditation for relaxation, and Tai Chi. We also offer 12 Step Meetings and Education, Nicotine Recovery, and a full Adventure Based Initiatives Program complete with a Low Ropes Course under the guidance of our Adventure Based Counselors. Visit our website to learn more. http://www.mountainside.org/drug-rehab

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Drug addiction is a sickness that can be carried till death. If not properly cured, life is the payment, not only of the victim, but also of the people around him. Sending a patient to the right Drug Treatment Center can guarantee totally recovery

Drug trafficking is not just a problem in the US, but by every nation. In some areas these activities continue to worsen despite extensive efforts to solve to the problem. Appropriate measures are done by each government to possibly eliminate the root cause of the problem, but still these elements continue to find their ways in running their operations.

Drug addiction has been an epidemic to the society. Yearly, millions are helplessly victimized by senseless drug dealers on their intention of earning in ways not permitted by law even if that could mean wasting and ending someone’s life.

Despite the government’s efforts to stop these activities, still they continue to grow adding more and more drug dependents to their list. Drug Rehabilitation and drug treatment programs are crafted to aid dependents to fully recover from their dependency on drugs.

Drug dependents are not criminals. They are victims of the deadly games of ruthless drug dealers who do not value life. At the Cliffside Malibu Drug Treatment Center, patients are provided with the care and compassion they deserve. Patients are screened to prepare the center with the necessary treatment programs that will be most beneficial for them.

Drug Treatment at Cliffside is different from other centers all over America. The place is equipped with modern facilities to help patients recover from addiction. Staffs are welcome trained and seasoned with their job making it easy for patients to recover. The tranquility of the environment will help patients get closer to the true meaning of life giving no room for hesitation and doubt about things once patients recover from their conditions.

Youths are the most common victims of drug addiction. They form the greater number of people admitted to drug treatment programs. Because of their immaturity they become perfect prey for drug dealers. Drugs do nothing but devastate lives.

Addiction is not all about drugs. Other forms of addiction can include alcoholism that is a serious condition that can entirely ruin a person’s life by nature. To facilitate alcoholic patients, drug rehabilitation centers should be equipped with programs targeting the root cause of the problem which is the dependency of the victim to alcohol.

Cliffside Malibu offer treatment for various forms of addiction. Drug treatment programs include recovery from Cocaine addiction, Heroin addiction, Dual diagnosis, Methamphetamine addiction, Pharmaceuticals addiction, and Opiates detox. Treatment for addictions including Alcohol addiction, Gambling addiction, Eating Disorders, Porn addiction, Interventions, and Depression are also offered by the center.

What patients need is not sympathy. Instead, they need the right place for them to understand and be aware of their situations. Patients admitted to drug rehabilitation centers the soonest time have greater chances of full recovery with few treatment.

About the Company:
Cliffside Malibu Rehabilitation facility has been providing drug treatment programs to patients with various types of addictions. The facility is headed by Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Georgina Smith as the Project Director. They can be reached through their dedicated hotline at 1-800-501-1988 or through their website at cliffsidemalibu.com. Concerns can be addressed 24/7 and friendly staff are waiting to respond to your inquiries at the soonest possible time.

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