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Senior Citizen's Directory
Government & private agencies offering various services to older adults.

General Categories |Alphabetical Index

Prescription Discounts

1) EliAnswers
Eli Lilly & Co. offers seniors a 30-day supply of medication for $12. Some of the products offers are Evista, Humulin, Humalog, Prozac and Zyprexa.

Requirements: You are enrolled in Medicare; you have no other prescription drug coverage; your income is less than $24,000 for couples or less than $18,000 for individuals.
How to Apply: Call toll-free 1/877-RX-LILLY for their enrollment application. If you'd like further information about the program go to www.lillyanswers.com

2) http://www.needymeds.com/drugs.htm
Locate your medication among this alphabetical listing of 900 medications--then click the link to go to the pharmaceutical company's site for details about their discount program.

3) Share Card
Pfizer & Co. provides a month's supply of medication to eligible seniors at $15 per prescription.
Eligibility: You must be enrolled in Medicare; have no other prescription drug coverage; and your income must be either less than $18,000 for individuals or less than $24,000 for couples.
How to Apply: Call 1/800/717-6005 for an enrollment kit. For further information about the program, http://www.pfizer.com/main.html

4) Together RX
The following pharmaceutical companies participate in this plan: Abbott, Astra-Zeneca, Aventis, Bristol-Myers, Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, and Novartis.
The card offers approximately 20-40% off regular prices. A complete list of available prescriptions is available online (see "How to apply" below).
Requirements: You must be a Medicare enrollee; your income should be under $38,000 for couples or $28,000 for individuals; you have no other prescription drug plan.
How to Apply: You can obtain an application either online at www.togetherx.com or by calling them at 800/865-7211.

5) EPIC (New York State only)
Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) provides savings of up to 70% on annual drug costs. Almost all prescription medicines are covered plus insulin and insulin syringes.
Eligbility: You must be a resident of New York State; you must be 65 years of age or older; you cannot be receiving full Medicaid coverage; you cannot have any prescription insurance that povides better coverage than EPIC; single seniors' annual income can't be more than $35,000, married couples' joint income cannot exceed $50,000.
How to Apply: Request an enrollment application or obtain further information by calling (800) 332-3742


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