National Consumers League

Medicare Part D rebate checks – coming to a mailbox near you


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Under the new health law, Medicare beneficiaries are set to experience a variety of changes in an effort to deliver higher quality care and reduce waste and fraud. As the government tries to close up the Part D coverage gap by 2020, beneficiaries who reach the gap this year will begin receiving $250 rebate checks beginning June 10th, and they will continue to be sent monthly as people reach the “donut hole”. CMS reminds beneficiaries that there are no new forms to fill out for this rebate; if someone is asking you to do so; you should report it as fraudulent behavior. You are not required to give any personal information to obtain this check.   For more information related to Medicare and the new law, call Medicare directly (1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)). If you suspect Medicare-related fraud or scams, visit NCL’s Fraud Center to issue a complaint.