Survey shows seniors support new drug benefit

January 2, 2006

The majority of enrollees in the Medicare prescription drug program believe their new benefits are worth the effort needed to evaluate the drug plan choices available to them, according to a new survey conducted by Ayres, McHenry & Associates on behalf of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey of 400 randomly selected seniors also found that a large majority of enrollees would recommend that others seniors sign up for the benefit. Only 9% of enrolled seniors polled said that they would not encourage others to sign up. The survey also found that more than four out of five enrolled seniors said their plan covers the drugs they need.

The majority of enrollees in the Medicare prescription drug program believe their new benefits are worth the effort needed to evaluate the drug plan choices available to them, according to a new survey conducted by Ayres, McHenry & Associates on behalf of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey of 400 randomly selected seniors also found that a large majority of enrollees would recommend that others seniors sign up for the benefit. Only 9% of enrolled seniors polled said that they would not encourage others to sign up. The survey also found that more than four out of five enrolled seniors said their plan covers the drugs they need.