May 16, 2006

WHICH IS WHY YOU PRETEND TO HAVE DEADLINES:

Final Rush to Make Deadline for Drug Coverage (ROBERT PEAR, 5/16/06, NY Times)

After procrastinating for weeks, Medicare beneficiaries flocked to centers for the elderly around the country and made frantic telephone calls to insurers on Monday to beat the deadline for getting prescription drug coverage as the initial enrollment period ended.

Panic as many into signing up now as you can and then relax the rule.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 16, 2006 6:57 AM
Comments

I heard for the first time yesterday that the penalty for being late is a 1% increase in the premium.

Posted by: David Cohen at May 16, 2006 1:39 PM

I think you also have to wait six months before you can apply.

Posted by: erp at May 16, 2006 4:41 PM

Extending the deadline would amount to amnesty for old people:
http://jonswift.blogspot.com/2006/05/no-amnesty-for-old-people.html

Posted by: Jon Swift at May 16, 2006 6:40 PM

Good.

Posted by: oj at May 16, 2006 9:25 PM
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