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Tax rebate checks to be mailed to Hawaii seniors this week

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Tax rebate checks are on the way to thousands of Hawaii seniors this week. Thursday, Medicare will mail out $250 checks to seniors who fall in the Medicare "Part D" prescription drug coverage gap, or "donut hole."

The hole refers to the lack of compensation, until the patient surpasses $2,500 out-of-pocket for medication.

Starting in January, seniors in the donut hole will receive a 50 percent discount on brand name drugs.

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