Many Wisconsin senior citizens will soon be getting checks in the mail.
The money is coming from the federal government. Jim Flaherty with AARP Wisconsin says it’s due to the new health care law that’s kicking into gear, and it’s geared towards those individuals who are falling into the Medicare Part D doughnut hole.
Flaherty says the gap in prescription drug coverage many enrollees hit after they hit a certain threshold, where they end up paying 100-percent of their costs until they meet a certain dollar limit.
The federal health care bill enacted earlier this year plans to eliminate the doughnut hole entirely by 2020. In the meantime, the checks for $250 will be in the mail by June 10th.