2006-04-07 / Columnists

Social Security And You

By James Glasser, Manager, Far Rockaway Social Security Center

James Glasser
James Glasser Paying too much for prescription drugs? A special two-hour look at the new Medicare program, "The Medicare Drug Prescription Program And You," will air on Tuesday, April 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Channel 34 Time Warner in Queens. The program, in cooperation with Queens Public Television, will help Queens's residents understand the ins and outs of the new Medicare plans available.

From 7 to 7:30 p.m., a representative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid explains the basic provisions of the new program. From 7:30 to 8 p.m., a representative from the Social Security Administration will explain how extra help can be obtained in paying for premiums for drug coverage. A representative from New York State EPIC will explain how their program supplements the new Medicare program from 8 to 8:30 p.m.

To complete the presentation, a representative from the New York State Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program will explain how they provide free counseling and information about the new Medicare program.

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