HI, I’M JENNY BACKUS, ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS HERE AT HHS, AND WELCOME TO OUR NINTH WEBCHAT ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WE BRING YOU THESE WEBCHATS BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT SOME OF THE DETAILS OF THE BILL CAN BE CONFUSING AND THAT THERE’S ALSO BEEN SOME MISINFORMATION OUT THERE SO WE’RE HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS WE’VE DISCUSSED MANY ASPECTS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SINCE THE BILL WAS PASSED, AND TODAY WE’RE GOING TO DISCUSS HOW AMERICA’S MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES CAN BENEFIT FROM THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT THIS IS A TOPIC WE’VE GOTTEN A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THERE ARE NO BETTER PEOPLE TO HELP ME ANSWER IT MARILYN TAVENNER, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES, OR CMS , WHICH MANY OF YOU CALLED MEDICAID, AND THE CHIEF OF STAFF, CAYA LEWIS THANK YOU BOTH WE’VE INVITED YOU ALL TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN PERSONAL QUESTIONS, AND IF YOU WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION RIGHT NOW, DURING OUR CHAT SEND US A TWEET VIA TWITTER OUR HANDLE IS AT HHSGOV THAT’S@HHSGOV OR YOU CAN ALWAYS EMAIL US THAT ADDRESS IS HEALTHREFORM@HHS.GOV PLEASE KEEP YOUR QUESTIONS AS BRIEF AS POSSIBLE — IF THEY ARE LONG, WE MAY HAVE TO PARAPHRASE A BIT TO SAVE SOME TIME IF WE DON’T GET TO YOUR QUESTION TODAY, CHECK THE WEBSITE: HEALTHREFORM.GOV, AND YOU MIGHT FIND YOUR ANSWER BECAUSE WE DO ADDRESS MANY OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THERE OR YOU CAN USE YOUR TESTED MEDICARE RESOURCES AND CALL 800-MEDICARE LET’S START WITH YOU THIS IS A TOPIC WE’VE GOTTEN A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITS UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT — THE GREAT QUESTION MANY PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED WITH ALL THE INFORMATION THAT IS OUT THERE THAT SOME OF THE GUARANTIED BENEFITS TO MEDICARE HAVE CHANGED I WANT TO ASSURE EVERYONE THEY HAVE NOT THE BENEFITS ARE THE SAME THERE IS IMPROVEMENTS WITH THE BILL INCREASED PREVENTIVE CARE FOR THOSE NOT IN ORIGINAL MEDICARE BUT ADVANTAGE PROGRAM, BUT THE MAIN POINT YOUR ORIGINAL MEDICARE AND GUARANTEED BENEFITS HAVE NOT CHANGED — HOPEFULLY WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON MEDICARE WHO ARE WATCHING THERE MIGHT BE PEOPLE THAT AREN’T ORIGINAL MEDICARE, MEDICARE ADVANTAGE WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? — ORIGINAL MEDICARE IS ACTUALLY THE PROGRAM THAT ORIGINATED SOME 40 SOME YEARS AGO WITH YOUR TRADITIONAL FEE FOR SERVICE MEDICARE YOU PICK YOUR PHYSICIAN, PICK WHERE YOU WANT TO GO IN TERMS OF HOSPITAL CARE, OTHER CARE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM IS A MANAGED CARE CONCEPT POPULAR IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WHERE YOU’RE WORK THROUGH AN INSURANCE COMPANY YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OR BENEFITS THAT FIT YOUR LIFE STYLE — ABOVE AND BEYOND THE BENEFITS — — THAT’S CORRECT — BUT MEDICARE BENEFITS DON’T CHANGE — DO NOT CHANGE — ADVANTAGE PLANS COULD CHANGE IF PLANS CHANGE? — YES THEY DO CHANGE AND COULD CHANGE EACH YEAR YOU GET A HANDBOOK EVERY FALL FOR THOSE NEW, YOU’LL RECEIVE YOUR HANDBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME IT HELPS YOU MAKE THOSE CHOICES BETWEEN ORIGINAL MEDICARE AND MEDICARE ADVANTAGE IT SHOWS YOU THE PLANS AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA, HOW MUCH THEY COST, WHAT THEY OFFER IT’S A GREAT RESOURCE LOOK FOR THAT IN THE FALL — THAT’S AN ENROLLMENT PROCESS AND THE OPTIONS ARE DIFFERENT EVERY YEAR — RIGHT — I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT CAYA, MEDICARE RECENTLY AND PROBABLY AS WE SPEAK IS MAILING OUT A BROCHURE TO PEOPLE TO EXPLAIN MEDICARE AND SORT OF LIKE WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO TODAY PROBABLY MORE CONCISELY AND I HAVE IT RIGHT HERE AND I THINK YOU GUYS CAN SEE IT UP ON THE SCREEN WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF IT? WHAT SHOULD SENIORS BE LOOKING FOR AND OTHER MEDICARE RECIPIENTS — MEDICARE SENDS OUT REGULAR INFORMATION TO BENEFICIARIES SEEN AS A TRUSTED SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON MEDICARE TO BENEFICIARIES WE HAVE BEEN GETTING LOTS OF QUESTIONS IN OUR CALL CENTERS ABOUT THE NEW LAW, ABOUT IF THINGS ARE GOING TO CHANGE WE ALSO KNOW THAT OUR BENEFICIARIES HAVE BEEN TARGETED FOR FRAUD AND SCAMS SO WE WANTED TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY TO OUR BENEFICIARIES ABOUT WHAT THE NEW LAW WILL DO,

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR BENEFITS WON’T CHANGE, THAT THEY SHOULDN’T TURN OVER ANY OF THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE THAT’S NOT A TRUSTED SOURCE AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE DO WHEN WE MUCH BIG CHANGES IN THE LAW IN ADDITION TO OUR MAILING IN THE FALL, WE’VE DONE THAT BEFORE WITH THE MEDICARE MODERNIZATION ACT SENT MAILINGS TO LET BENEFICIARIES KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING, WHAT TO EXPECT, WHAT’S SAYING THE SAME AND WHAT’S IMPROVING — INSIDE THIS BROCHURE YOU GO THROUGH SOME OF THE DIFFERENT BENEFITS DO YOU WANT TO THROW OUT — YOU MENTIONED THEM QUICKLY YOU’RE GUARANTEED BENEFITS SAY THE SAME OTHER THINGS — OTHER MORE BENEFITS ARE LAYERED ON TOP CAN YOU GIVE ME A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES? — ONE GOOD EXAMPLE IS NOW ANNUAL PHYSICALS WILL BE INCLUDED SO THINGS LIKE COLONOSCOPY, MAMMOGRAPHY INITIALLY MEDICARE HAND AN ENROLLMENT SCREEN THIS IMPROVED TO ANNUAL SCREENING I THINK ANOTHER ISSUE, FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN THE DOUGHNUT HOLE, THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG DOUGHNUT HOLE THERE IS IMPROVEMENTS IN TERMS OF A ONE TIME $250 CHECK, TAX FREE CHECK WHEN YOU REACH THAT DOUGHNUT HOLE ALSO LONG TERM IMPROVEMENTS THAT WORK TO CLOSE THE DOUGHNUT HOLE THOSE ARE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES — ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THAT OR DO YOU WANT TO GO TO VIEWER QUESTIONS? WE MIGHT GET MORE QUESTIONS — I WANT TO EMPHASIZE IN ADDITION TO THE ANNUAL WELLNESS VISIT, THERE WILL ALSO BE PREVENTIVE SERVICES AS MARILYN MENTIONED THAT BENEFICIARIES CAN SEE HAPPEN NEXT YEAR — MAMMOGRAPHIES WERE COVERED BEFORE, BUT ONCE EVERY 2 YEARS NOW IT’S THE AMOUNT OF TIME IS CHANGING? — YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COVERED AS YOU WERE BEFORE, BUT NOW THE COST SHARING WILL GO AWAY INSTEAD OF HAVING TO PAY FOR YOUR SCREEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET THAT SCREENING APPROPRIATE TO YOU AT NO COST — WOW OKAY PROBABLY SHOULD READ THIS BROCHURE [LAUGHTER] — LET’S GO TO VIEWER QUESTIONS LIKE I SAID, MEDICARE AND QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE HAVE BEEN, SINCE I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS THEME, OUR TOPIC YOU MENTIONED THIS QUICKLY 250-DOLLAR REBATE CHECK SHE SAYS HOW IS $250 GOING TO HELP IF I’M RETIRED AND NOT MAKING ANY MONEY? — A GOOD QUESTION THE $250 IS IMMEDIATE TAX FREE RELIEF THAT YOU’LL BE SERVING SOMETIME THIS YEAR, BASICALLY AS YOU REACH THE DONUT HOLE, IF YOU WILL BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY LONG THEY REMEMBER, THIS LAW INCLUDES A CLOSURE OF THAT GAP RIGHT NOW FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO EXPERIENCE THE DOUGHNUT HOLE, YOU’RE PAYING A 25% OF YOUR PREMIUM OR YOUR DRUG COSTS UP UNTIL AROUND $2,500 YOU’RE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR COSTS UNTIL CLOSE TO $5,000 WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO IS CLOSE THAT GAP THAT HAPPENS BETWEEN NOW AND 2020 THERE WILL BE A 50% DISCOUNT AN BRAND NAME PRESCRIPTIONS WHICH YOU’LL SEE WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR PRESCRIPTION FILLED THAT WILL BE IMMEDIATE RELIEF BEGINNING IN 2011 — JASON WANTS TO KNOW HOW IS THIS REBATE CHECK PROCESS GOING TO WORK YOU TALK ABOUT BEING WORRIED ABOUT FRAUD I THINK THAT IS LEGITIMATE, WHEN PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET MONEY THAT’S WHEN WE SEE SCAMS WE’VE SEEN IT IN THE PAST HOW IS IT GOING TO WORK? CAN YOU TELL US HOW THE $250 DOUGHNUT HOLE REBATE PROGRAM IS GOING TO WORK? — SURE CHECKS ARE GOING TO BE MAILED AND EXPECTED TO BE IN PEOPLE’S MAILBOXES THAT HIT THE DOUGHNUT HOLE BY MID JUNE WE’LL SEND THE CHECKS YOU DON’T NEED TO APPLY TORE THE CHECK WE’LL BE SENDING THEM OUT ON A ROLLING BASIS AS PEOPLE HIT THE DOUGHNUT HOLE, THEY WILL BEGIN TO SEE THOSE CHECKS COMING AND BASICALLY THAT WILL HAPPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR SO YOU DON’T NEED TO SIGN UP YOU DON’T NEED TO TURN YOUR INFORMATION OVER TO ANYONE THESE CHECKS WILL COME IF — — YOU ONLY GET IT ONCE, RIGHT — ONE TIME, $250 TAX FREE CHECK AND IT WILL HAPPEN AS YOU HIT THE DOUGHNUT HOLE SO SOME PEOPLE MAY HAVE HIT IT ALREADY, SOME PEOPLE HIT IT LATER IN THE YEAR AND THE CHECKS WILL COME THEN AND THERE IS INFORMATION ABOUT THE $250 CHECK THAT WILL BE UP ON MEDICARE.GOV TO GIVE MORE DETAILS SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND EXACTLY HOW THE CHECKS ARE COMING — I WANT TO JUMP TO A QUESTION FROM ALABAMA WILL THE $250 REBATE BENEFICIARIES RECEIVE, THEY THIS CALL INTO THE COVERAGE GAP BE SUBJECT TO TAXES? HOW WILL THEY ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF THIS REBATE IF IT’S NOT TAXABLE?

I THINK SOME OF THAT WILL BE ON TREASURY YOU JUST SAID IT WAS TAX FREE I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE’RE ANSWERING THAT PART OF THE QUESTION — THAT’S RIGHT IT’S TAX FREE YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO REPORT IT AS INCOME — OKAY MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT IS ON YOUR WEBSITE TOO — EXACTLY — I DON’T THINK WE HAVE ANYMORE DOUGHNUT HOLE QUESTIONS A COUPLE MORE QUESTIONS ON REGULAR MEDICARE THEN WE GOT A COUPLE IN FROM VIEWERS, TOO MICHAEL WANTS TO KNOW WHAT DOES THIS BILL MEAN FOR INHOME SERVICES FUNDED BY MEDICAID AND MEDICARE? MARILYN? — MICHAEL THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION AS WELL THIS IS THE STATE LEVEL, TRADITIONALLY CALLED THE MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON GRANT THE LAW HAS INCREASED FUNDING TO THE TUNE OF ABOUT $450 MILLION A YEAR BETWEEN NOW AND 2014 SO MORE FUNDING IN THAT AREA THE SECOND THING IS MORE FLEXIBILITY AROUND THE FUNDING THESE GRANTS ARE DESIGNED TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN INSTITUTION WHO WANT TO RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY BEFORE THERE WAS A 6 MONTH — YOU HAD TO BE IN AN INSTITUTION 6 MONTHS THAT’S DROPPED TO 3 MONTHS THERE IS FLEXIBILITY AROUND STATE WAIVERS AND SUPPORT A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION IN THERE WE’LL BE PUTTING THAT OUT — 2010 BENEFITS? — ACTUALLY START — THEY EXIST TODAY THEY INCREASE IN FUNDING IN 2011 THROUGH 2014 SO MORE FUNDING FOR MORE OPPORTUNITY — STAY TUNED ON THAT ONE I’M UNDER 65 I’VE JUST BEEN APPROVED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY NORMALLY MEDICARE WOULD KICK IN AFTER 24 MONTHS WILL IF AFFORDABLE CARE ACT CHANGE THIS — IT DOES NOT CHANGE THAT FROM IS STILL THE WAITING PERIOD ONE THING THAT IS IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT THAT COULD BE HELPFUL TO YOU IS THE ISSUE OF IF YOU’RE UNABLE TO GET INSURANCE NOW BECAUSE YOU’RE WHAT’S CONSIDERED A HIGH RISK OR PREEXISTING CONDITION KEEPING YOU FROM GETTING INSURANCE, THERE ARE HIGH RISK POOLS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE STATE LEVEL AND FEDERAL LEVEL IF YOUR STATE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE THERE WILL BE GUIDANCE OUT ON THAT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THAT IS A BENEFIT THAT WILL BEGIN LATER THIS YEAR AND CAN OFFER YOU RELIEF UNTIL YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR OTHER ALSO IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW IN THIS ACT, IN THIS LAW, OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS WE’RE REALLY CLOSING THIS PROBLEM MEANING THERE WILL BE OTHER WAYS FOR FOLKS TO ACCESSION INSURANCE PREEXISTING WILL GO AWAY — PREEXISTING CONDITIONS — RIGHT YOUR ABILITY TO GET INSURANCE AN HAVE SUPPORT IF YOU’RE LOW INCOME WILL BE THERE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME WE’D LIKE TO DO IT ALL TODAY BUT THIS IS A BIG LAW AND IT HAS A LONG LEAD TIME AND SO THERE IS SOME IMMEDIATE HELP FOR YOU AND THEN LONG TERM HOPEFULLY THIS WILL NOT BE AN ISSUE — STAY TUNED SOME OF THE MEDICARE STUFF CAN BE FOUND ON MEDICARE.GOV OR IF YOU WANT TO CALL, IF YOU’RE A PHONE PERSON, 800-MEDICARE SOME OF THE STUFF YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT ARE HIGH RISK POOLS WE TALKED ABOUT IN EARLIER WEB CHATS LOOK AT EARLIER SHOWS AND WE’LL BE WORKING ON THOSE HIGH RISK POOLS I THINK THE DEADLINE IS LATER THIS SUMMER THERE WILL BE MORE INFORMATION AND ANOTHER WEB CHAT 2 MORE QUESTIONS — 2 QUESTIONS ABOUT SUPPLEMENTAL PLANS AND MEDIGAP RAMONE WANTS TO KNOW AFTER THE NEW HEALTH REFORM TAKES EFFECT, CAN I KEEP MY ORIGINAL MEDICARE? WILL I HAVE THE OPTION TO BUY AN SUPPLEMENTARY PLAN TO COVER WHAT MEDICARE DOESN’T COVER? — YES YOU MAY KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL MEDICARE AND YES, THE MEDIGAP PLANS WILL STILL EXIST YOU’LL BE ABLE TO BUY COVERAGE THROUGH THOSE SO THAT PART HAS NOT CHANGED SO YOU CAN STILL DO THAT NOW, YOU MAY BE IN AN AREA WHERE YOU WANT TO LOOK AT A MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN THE MANAGED CARE PLAN WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER THAT MAY BENEFIT YOU MORE OR WORK MORE TO YOUR NEEDS BUT WHETHER YOU WANT ORIGINAL MEDICARE OR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE, THEY’LL BOTH STILL BE AVAILABLE — THE DECISION TIME AGAIN, SORRY TO DO THIS INFO COMMERCIAL HERE, BUT THE DECISION TIME FOR EVERY YEAR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS GET A CHANCE TO RESHUFFLE THE DECK THEY CAN GET A NEW PLAN, THAT’S WHEN — — IN THE FALL, IN THE EARLY FALL OPEN ENROLLMENT TIME THAT’S WHEN PEOPLE WILL BE BETTING THEIR MEDICARE AND YOU, MAILING THAT THEY GET EVERY YEAR — THE BIG GIANT BOOK — EXACTLY — PROBABLY ALSO AVAILABLE ON WEBSITES IF YOU WANT TO SAVE A FEW TREES WILL MEDIGAP BE OPEN TO A PERSON WHO HAS PART A BUT NOT PART B MEDICARE? — UNFORTUNATELY THAT PART HAS NOT CHANGED YOU MUST HAVE BOTH PART A AND B TO QUALIFY — THERE MAY BE NEW BENEFITS COMING OR THERE MIGHT BE ANOTHER

PLAN THAT MIGHT HELP — THAT’S RIGHT THAT’S WHERE I’LL REMIND YOU WE HAVE THE 1-800-MEDICARE NUMBER ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL QUESTIONS CAN BE ANSWERED THERE WE HAVE A SPECIALIST TO WORK WITH YOU AND YOUR NEEDS BY ALL MEANS MAKE THAT PHONE CALL — ACTUALLY I THINK YOUR WEBSITE HAS A NEW FUNCTION I WAS LOOKING AT THE OTHER DAY MY MOM IS APPROACHING MEDICARE, AND THERE IS A MIGHT MEDICARE SECTION WHERE YOU CAN DO PERSONALIZED STUFF ON THE WEBSITES AS WELL THAT’S ANOTHER OPTION RAPID FIRE ROUND QUESTIONS HAVE JUST COME IN HOT OFF THE PRESSES CHRIS WANTS TO KNOW HOW DOES MEDICARE KNOW THAT I’VE REACHED THE DOUGHNUT HOLE IF I USED A PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR MY PART D PLAN? — THAT’S A VERY GOOD QUESTION CHRIS ACTUALLY THOSE PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES REPORT THIS INFORMATION TO MEDICARE, THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE INSURANCE COMPANY AND MEDICARE THEY WORK CLOSELY TOGETHER IT’S PROCESS THAT WE ARE ABLE TO TRACK THAT AND I THINK I REMEMBER READING IN ONE OF THE BROCHURES THAT YOU TALKS ABOUT, IT MAY BE THAT THERE MIGHT BE A COUPLE OF DAYS OF LAG BETWEEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR BILLS, I KNOW YOU REACHED THE GAP, AND WHEN YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY REPORTS BACK TO MEDICARE IS THAT ACCURATE? PEOPLE SHOULD BE AWARE IT WON’T BE A 24 HOUR INSTANTANEOUS THING? — THAT’S RIGHT GOOD YOU THINK YOU’VE HIT THE DOUGHNUT HOLE AND DIDN’T GET YOUR CHECK, CHECK IN CALL YOUR PLAN OR YOU CAN CALL 1-800-MEDICARE TO CHECK IN MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE INFORMATION IS UPDATED WITH SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION AS WELL SO THAT IF YOU HIT THAT GAP AND ARE ELIGIBLE WE CAN GET YOU THE CHECK — GREAT OKAY MICHAEL SAYS WHERE WOULD YOU TELL SENIORS TO GO FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? BESIDES THE CMS WEBSITE OR MEDICARE.GOV? — THOSE ARE 2 VERY GOOD SOURCES WE ALSO HAVE REGIONAL OFFICES AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE ALSO WORK WITH MANY, MANY PARTNERS AND SO OUR ADMINISTRATION ON AGING, WE WORK TO GET INFORMATION OUT AND OTHER PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAY BE IN THEIR COMMUNITY WE E-MAILED OUR MAILER, THE BROCHURE, TO THOUSANDS OF DIFFERENT PARTNERS AROUND THE COUNTRY. THAT INFORMATION IS WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT PEOPLE NORMALLY GO TO TO GET INFORMATION, SO THEY SHOULD CHECK OUT THOSE RESOURCES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES — YOU’RE DOING OUTREACH TO DOCTORS AND NURSES TOO — EXACTLY — SO EVERYBODY SORT OF — YOU CAN FIND THIS INFORMATION IN MORE THAN ONE PLACE — THAT’S RIGHT — DON’T EFFECT THE 1-800-MEDICARE — WHEN YOU GO TO MEDICARE.GOV YOU LOOK UNDER WHAT’S NEW THERE WILL BE COPIES IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. MAILING THAT WE SEND OUT TO ALL BENEFICIARIES ON MONDAY — ONE LAST QUESTION DO YOU HAVE ANTICIPATE THAT MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS WILL BECOME OBSOLETE DUE TO CHANGES COMING IN HEALTHCARE REFORM? — THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION AS WELL I THINK THE CONCERN IS OVER THE PAYMENT LEVEL, THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAMS WHICH HAVE BEEN MUCH HIGHER THAN ORIGINAL MEDICARE THEY’RE BEING BROUGHT DOWN TO A MORE CONSISTENT LEVEL THIS YEAR THEY’RE FLAT SO FAR WE’RE SEE [INDISCERNIBLE] IF YOU LIKE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE, IT’S FINE, TOO, THE SPECIFICS OF YOUR PLAN COULD CHANGE BUT THE PROGRAM IS — — THAT’S RIGHT — IS THERE OKAY WE’RE ALMOST OUT OF TIME ANY OTHER PARTING THOUGHTS OR MESSAGES YOU WANT TO GIVE TO SENIORS? — I JUST FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HERE FOR TO BE A SUPPORT, THE 800-MEDICARE PHONE NUMBER AND THE WEB B WEBSITE — IF YOU’RE HELPING SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE ON MEDICARE SOON, USE THESE RESOURCES, ANYTHING ELSE? — LOOK AT THOSE RESOURCES FOR ACCURATE INFORMATION AND REMEMBER NOT TO TURN OVER ANY INFORMATION UNLESS IT’S TO A TRUSTED SOURCE FOR WHAT WE HAVE WITH BENEFITS, WHAT BENEFITS WE HAVE. THERE IS NO EXTRA INFORMATION THAT WE NEED — SO YOU DON’T MUCH TO GIVE ANYBODY ANYTHING TO GET YOUR REBATE CHECK AND PROTECT YOUR NUMBER — THAT’S RIGHT — OKAY GREAT I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US I WANT TO THANK OUR 2 GUESSES DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR AT CMS MARILYN TAVENNER, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR AT CMS AND CAYA LEWIS, CHIEF OF STAFF WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US WE HAD LOTS OF GREAT QUESTIONS, LOTS OF STUFF THAT CAME IN WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS, AND ONE GOOD THING WE ASK YOU TO DO, PASS THIS SHOW ALONG TO OTHER PEOPLE TELL PEOPLE TO WATCH IT GET THEIR QUESTIONS ANSWERS IT’S LIVE FOREVER, UNFORTUNATELY FOR SOME OF US ON IF WORLDWIDE WEB, AVAILABLE ON DEMAND ON LINKS — WE’LL LINK IT OVER TO CMS WE HOPE YOU LOOK AT THE SITE, GET ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION

REMEMBER, ASK QUESTIONS AND GO TO MEDICARE, YOU’RE TRUSTED SOURCE I’M JENNY BACKUS WE’LL BE BACK NEXT WEEK WITH ANOTHER WEB CHAT THANKS A LOT HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON