Prescription assistance programs in New York.

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)

This plan is New York States largest subsidy and assistance plan. Members of the EPIC Fee Plan receive help in the form of free Medicare Part D coverage because the EPIC plan will pay the monthly premiums and bills for insurance.

The program has several components. New York’s EPIC plan, which is also the nation’s largest state prescription medication subsidy program, has enacted a so called wrap around plan that greatly aids those people in need, and it will pay for most drug costs that are not paid by Medicare, such as coinsurance, deductibles or copayments. It pays for the gap in coverage that exists above $2,250 and it will also help pay for products and medicines that are not covered by Medicare. Enrollees in the plan will still remain responsible for paying for state-established copayments of up to $20, deductibles, as well as additional fees up to a maximum of $1,200. 1-800-332-3742

New York ADAP

This is a program developed for HIV/AIDS drug assistance. Assistance is provided for patients who have HIV and/or AIDS. To receive financial assistance, aid and savings from this prescription drug program, applicants must be HIV positive, a resident of New York state, and they also must meet established so called lower income thresholds.

New York Prescription Discount Card

The program is known as the RX Card. It is free to sign up for and all state residents can get it. Thousands of pharmacies and retailers, including Wal-MArt, CVS, Walgreens, and others accept the card. When it is used at a retailer people can save up to 75% of the cost of their prescription medications. Just present your prescription medication discount card when paying for your medications. It is that simple. You can dial 800.931.2297.

Family Health Plus

Adults who range in age from 19 to 65, and if their income is too high for federal government insurance such as Medicaid, may be able to qualify for NY Health Plus. While there may be some minimal co-pays, the program can provide high quality yet low cost comprehensive health coverage, including free prescription medications, prevention, check ups, primary care, and hospitalization services, and much more.

New York Child Health Plus (SCHIP)

This is for children, and there are two main options, including Health Plus A (which was formerly known as Children's Medicaid) or Child Health Plus B. Some medications may be available for your child. Call 800-698-4543 to learn more or apply for this prescription/medical plan for your child.

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