May 15 is Deadline for Seniors to Enroll in Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan

Seniors Can Visit Local Wal-Mart and SAM’S CLUB Pharmacies for Enrollment Information


BENTONVILLE, Ark. – May 9, 2006 – May 15 is the last day for seniors to enroll in the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan without incurring penalties. Eligible seniors who do not enroll through May 15 will see their Medicare premium go up at least 1% per month for every month they wait to enroll.


Wal-Mart and SAM’s CLUB are ready to help seniors that have not enrolled in a Medicare prescription drug plan. A full awareness, education and enrollment program is available in all Wal-Mart and SAM’s CLUB pharmacies.  Seniors can visit any of more than 3,800 pharmacies across the nation to obtain important information or to speak with a knowledgeable pharmacist and a specially-trained Medicare technician about the program. In addition, seniors can get information and enroll in the program online by logging on to www.walmart.com.
 
“We have been educating seniors about the Medicare Part D prescription program since last summer to make it easier for them to understand this important program and to ensure they can continue to get their prescriptions filled,” said Art Alderson, Vice President, Pharmacy. “We want all seniors that have not enrolled in the program to know their local Wal-Mart and SAM’s CLUB pharmacists are standing by to help them as the May 15 deadline approaches, that Wal-Mart and SAM’s CLUB pharmacies accept all Medicare prescription drug benefit plans and offer everyday low prices,” he added.

After May 15, the next open enrollment period for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan will be November 15 through December 31, 2006.

About Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM’S CLUB locations in the United States.  The company also operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom.  The company’s securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT.  More information about Wal-Mart can be found by visiting www.walmartfacts.com.  Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com.

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