The calendar says it’s Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. For most of us that means the beginning of another month, a whirlwind month filled with holiday planning, shopping and festivities.
Others, especially those who are eligible for and receiving Medicare benefits, should be reminded the deadline for the Medicare Part D program (prescription drug program) is fast approaching. The enrollment period for 2011 ends Wednesday with the new benefit year to begin in January. This is a drastic change in the Part D program; in years past, enrollment has ended Dec. 31 of each year.