Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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April 12, 2006

Enroll in a Medicare Part D Drug Plan during
Capital for a Day in Madison

PIERRE, S.D. – On Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Gov. Mike Rounds will visit Madison for the 18th Capital for a Day event at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse Conference Center. During this time, representatives from the Department of Social Services (DSS) will be on site from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. to assist eligible seniors and people with disabilities in choosing a Medicare Part D drug plan and will help participants enroll immediately.

“Many of our citizens have questions and concerns about Medicare Part D plans and enrollment,” said Department of Social Services Secretary Deborah Bowman. “Capital for a Day is a great opportunity to reach eligible Medicare recipients who still have not enrolled in a prescription drug plan or who have questions about their existing plan.”

The deadline to enroll in a Medicare Part D drug plan is May 15, 2006, and fast approaching. There is still time and help is available for those who need assistance with choosing a particular plan and getting enrolled in one.

It is important for participants to bring the following information with them:

  • Red, white and blue Medicare card
  • List of current prescription medications, including frequency and dosage
  • Pharmacy’s name and location, or a list of pharmacies in the surrounding area

To learn more about Medicare Part D Drug Plans, call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit

Please note: Madison is the only Capital for a Day where Medicare Part D enrollment is taking place.