By MONICA RUEHLING
The calendar on the wall reminds us it’s Monday, Dec. 1, 2008. For most of us that means the beginning of another month, a whirlwind month filled with holiday planning, shopping and festivities.
For others, especially those eligible for and receiving Medicare benefits, it reminds us the deadline of the Medicare Part D program, a prescription drug program, is fast approaching. The 2009 enrollment period ends Dec. 31, 2008.