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All too many times overwhelmed caregivers are physically and emotionally depleted and need to take time to rest and care for themselves. Believing in a holistic approach to caregiver stress and a strong commitment to helping our members find the right solutions, we created this blog to help you connect with others who, like you, may be facing the same eldercare issues and challenges. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and submit articles. Please forward the blog link to your family and friends. They'll be glad you did.

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Patricia Grace
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Aging with Grace

Friday, September 04, 2009

Medicare Part - D Coverage Gap - Tis the Season

After spending their annual deductible, Medicare Part D enrollees pay 25% of the cost of medicine until they have spent the main benefit limit. At this point, participants are in the so-called "Donut Hole" coverage gap. In the gap, beneficiaries pay 100% of their medicine costs until they spend enough that Catastrophic coverage begins. Many seniors may never reach the catastrophic limit and will be paying 100% of their prescription costs for the remainder of the year. This is where the benefit of a free Prescription Drug Discount Program can take a bite out of the coverage gap.

The SilverGrace FREE Prescription Drug Discount Program provides discounts on drugs and other health care supplies at participating pharmacies. You can immediately save 10% to 85% on the cost of thousands of brand-name and generic prescriptions. Discounts average 15% for brand-name drugs and 46% for generics

There are no limits on medications, and you can use the card at more than 50,000 pharmacies nationwide. No enrollment is necessary. Simply present the card with a valid prescription at a participating pharmacy. The pharmacist will apply the discount, saving you money on the spot! One card can be used by your entire family. Print your card now


  1. Hi Patricia Grace,

    This card would seem to come in handy once I become a senior! I found your blog while searching for the best information on Aging & Senior Health. I think your blog is very helpful and believe that you could reach even more people if you joined Wellsphere's HealthBlogger Network (HBN). The HBN is comprised of over 2,600 of the web's best health writers and their content is read by over 6 million visitors a month at Wellsphere.com.

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  2. The card can actually be used for the entire family. We directly the article toward the medicare coverage gap for the purposes of this article. There is no age or income restrictions.


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