As Medicare programs become more complex, many online Medicare plan tools have also become more complicated, making the Medicare Part D plan selection process even more difficult for some seniors
Saint Augustine, FL (Vocus) October 11, 2010
Q1Medicare.com now offers an easier way for Seniors and other members of the Medicare community to review 2011 Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Using the Q1Medicare PDP-Finder, Medicare beneficiaries can simply select their resident state and view all stand-alone 2011 Medicare Part D plans available in their area - along with key prescription drug plan coverage information.
For example, a Florida senior can use the 2011 PDP-Finder to quickly see an overview of the 29 available stand-alone prescription drug plans within the state. Each Medicare prescription drug plan is shown with monthly premiums, initial deductibles, information on Gap or Donut Hole coverage, co-payment or cost sharing information, and whether the Medicare Part D plan qualifies for the $0 Low-Income Subsidy premium.
“As Medicare programs become more complex, many online Medicare plan tools have also become more complicated, making the Medicare Part D plan selection process even more difficult for some seniors,” notes Dr. Susan Johnson technical director of Q1Medicare.com. “Accordingly, we have developed a streamlined tool for the Medicare community to review coverage details on all available Medicare prescription drug plans, with only one mouse-click.”
Users of the Q1Medicare PDP-Finder can also choose to see additional features of all state-wide prescription drug plans by changing the default search fields and view information like the total number of plan members enrolled in the state or the plan’s initial coverage limit. More advanced users can also filter the PDP-Finder search results based on monthly premiums or Donut Hole coverage or plans qualifying for the $0 Low-Income Subsidy premium.
The Q1Medicare PDP-Finder also includes a new “T” icon, allowing users to read about a Medicare Part D plan’s coverage in a "simple text" format. Users can also choose the “detail” icon and view a chart summarizing the coverage details of a particular plan. The Q1Medicare PDP-Finder is updated regularly throughout the Annual Enrollment Period as new Medicare Part D plan information becomes available.
Q1Medicare.com will allow users to search across Medicare Part D plans for their specific prescription medications as the 2011 prescription drug data becomes available.
Q1Medicare.com has also brought their 2011 MA-Finder online with basic coverage information on all 2011 Medicare Advantage plans. The 2011 Medicare Advantage plan information includes monthly plan premiums, deductibles, and maximum out of pocket limits (or MOOP) for all Medicare Advantage plans in all counties across the country.
About the Website Q1Medicare.com
Q1Medicare.com is one of the largest independent online resources for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and Medicare Advantage plan information. Q1Medicare strives to provide users with a simplified view of the Medicare program. Q1Medicare.com is operated by Q1Group LLC (Saint Augustine, Florida).