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What exactly is the 2010 Medicare Part D $250 Coverage Gap Rebate?
  In 2010, as part of the Affordable Care Act, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) automatically sent a one-time, tax-free $250 rebate check to all Medicare...

How many people actually received their $250 Medicare Part D Donut Hole Rebate check?
The actual number of people who received a $250 Medicare Part D Donut Hole rebate checks was listed by the Department of Health and Human Services as: 3,756,677 with a total cost of: $939,169,250. ...

Who Gets the $250 Rebate?
  All seniors and Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in a 2010 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and do not receive any financial Extra-Help will automatically receive a tax-...

How do I know if I still qualify for the Medicare Part D $250 Doughnut rebate?
Unfortunately, the $250 Donut Hole rebate was only offered in 2010.   Starting in 2011, anyone who reaches the Donut Hole or Coverage Gap portion of their Medicare Part D prescription drug pl...

I receive my prescription drug benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA) and have not enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan, will I still receive a rebate?
No.  If you receive VA benefits and have not enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan, you will not receive the Doughnut Hole rebate.  On the positive side, if you are receiving VA prescription dr...

Who will send me my check my Medicare Part D plan or Medicare?
The $250 rebate check will be sent automatically from Medicare.  The mailing envelope will have a US Health & Human Services (HHS) symbol or logo and  the printed words "Medicare Pa...

If I am getting Medicare and Social Security, am I still eligible for the rebate?
Maybe.  If you are enrolled in a 2010 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (or a Medicare Advantage plan that offers prescription coverage (MA-PD)) AND NOT receiving any financial "Extra H...

Is the $250 rebate a one-time payment or will I be paid $250 for each month that I am in the donut hole?
The 2010 Doughnut Hole $250 rebate is a one-time, tax-free rebate.  You will only receive one $250 check from Medicare once you reach the Doughnut Hole or exceed your Medicare Part D plan's Initi...

I received my Part D plan statement and my out of pocket costs are over $700. The total amount of my drug costs are over $2,450 and I will soon reach the $2,830. Do I need to have out of pocket costs or TrOOP reaching $4,550.00 before I'm paid more?
No.  Your out of pocket costs or TrOOP does not determine when you enter the Coverage Gap.  Instead, TrOOP determines when you exit the Coverage Gap and enter the Catastrophic ...

If I receive only partial Extra-Help will I receive the $250 rebate?
No.  If you receive any financial “Extra Help”, you will NOT be eligible for the $250 Part D rebate.Even if you are receiving only partial “Extra Help” you are NOT eligibl...

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I received a $250 rebate check and unfortunately, I threw away the envelope that contained the check. Is it possible that this check is some sort of scam?
Complete Question: I received a $250 rebate check and unfortunately, I threw away the envelope that contained the check. Is it possible that this check is some sort of scam? Is there any way to be sur...

During the 2010 Medicare plan year, my Medicare Part D plan did not cover one of my more expensive medications. The total cost of the medication was never reported to Medicare or my Part D plan. Can I still apply and receive the $250 rebate?
Complete Question: During the 2010 Medicare plan year, my Medicare Part D plan did not cover one of my more expensive medications and I had to purchase it myself. The total cost of the medication was ...

How do I know if I still qualify for the Medicare Part D $250 Doughnut rebate?
Unfortunately, the $250 Donut Hole rebate was only offered in 2010.   Starting in 2011, anyone who reaches the Donut Hole or Coverage Gap portion of their Medicare Part D prescription drug pl...

How many people actually received their $250 Medicare Part D Donut Hole Rebate check?
The actual number of people who received a $250 Medicare Part D Donut Hole rebate checks was listed by the Department of Health and Human Services as: 3,756,677 with a total cost of: $939,169,250. ...

If I am getting Medicare and Social Security, am I still eligible for the rebate?
Maybe.  If you are enrolled in a 2010 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (or a Medicare Advantage plan that offers prescription coverage (MA-PD)) AND NOT receiving any financial "Extra H...

I reached the Donut Hole in 2009 when enrolled in my Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. Am I eligible for the $250 rebate recently announced by Medicare?
No. The $250 rebate is based only on your 2010 prescription medication expenditures.  Your 2009 prescription costs do not count toward the $250 rebate.If you enter the Coverage Gap sometime in 20...

I received my Part D plan statement and my out of pocket costs are over $700. The total amount of my drug costs are over $2,450 and I will soon reach the $2,830. Do I need to have out of pocket costs or TrOOP reaching $4,550.00 before I'm paid more?
No.  Your out of pocket costs or TrOOP does not determine when you enter the Coverage Gap.  Instead, TrOOP determines when you exit the Coverage Gap and enter the Catastrophic ...

I do not belong to a Medicare Part D plan and actually pay for all of my own prescription drugs. Will I also get the $250 donut hole rebate payment?
No.  If you have not enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, then you will not be eligible for the $250 Donut (or Doughnut) Hole rebate.The $250 Doughnut Hole rebate is only availab...

Is the $250 rebate a one-time payment or will I be paid $250 for each month that I am in the donut hole?
The 2010 Doughnut Hole $250 rebate is a one-time, tax-free rebate.  You will only receive one $250 check from Medicare once you reach the Doughnut Hole or exceed your Medicare Part D plan's Initi...

Who will send me my check my Medicare Part D plan or Medicare?
The $250 rebate check will be sent automatically from Medicare.  The mailing envelope will have a US Health & Human Services (HHS) symbol or logo and  the printed words "Medicare Pa...


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