Health knowledge and news provided by doctors.

No Medicare Part D Late Fee For Low-Income Beneficiaries

Armen Hareyan's picture

CMS Acting Administrator Leslie V. Norwalk announced the elimination of the 2007 late enrollment penalty for any beneficiary eligible for the low income subsidy for a Medicare Part D plan even if they failed to sign up by the program's initial deadline.

Generally, Medicare beneficiaries who are qualified to join a prescription drug plan, or Part D, but choose not to enroll during their initial enrollment period, may be subject to a late enrollment penalty (LEP).