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offering various services to older adults.
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
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,
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
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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