Prescription Drug & Benefit Assistance
NYS Medicaid Prescription Changes Effective October 1, 2011
ACCESS NYC screens over 20 City, State, and Federal health and human
service benefit programs. In addition to screening, one can learn about
the programs, how to apply, where to go, and even print filled in
applications. The ACCESS NYC website is available in seven languages.
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AstraZenaca: AZ Medicine & Me for People in Medicare Part D Program
AZ Medicine & Me™
for People in Medicare Part D Program is designed to provide
significant savings to qualifying people who are enrolled in Medicare
Part D prescription drug coverage plans and are having difficulty
affording their AstraZeneca medicines.
People can learn more about whether or not they or a family member
may qualify for the program, by calling the AZ Medicine
& Me™ hotline at 1-800-957-6285, Monday through
Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST.
View AstraZenana website »
FHP (FamilyHealth Plus) Employer Buy-in
Enacted by the New York State Legislature, the FHPlus Employer Buy-In gives employers and
designated sponsors a new option for purchasing health insurance coverage for their employees and
members. The FHPlus Employer Buy-In makes available a comprehensive benefit package with low
out-of-pocket costs at an affordable premium. In addition, under the FHPlus Employer Buy-In, New
York State will pay the employees’ share of the premium (up to 30%) for employees who meet the
eligibility requirements for government sponsored health insurance programs.
Starting in October 2009 applications will be accepted from employers and
other designated sponsors for participation in the FHPlus Employer Buy-In with coverage starting in
More information, rates, etc »
Janssen Prescription Assistance
Janssen Prescription Assistance has information about prescription assistance programs sponsored by relevant Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies as well as up-to-date information about independent foundations that may have available funding to help minimize drug costs.
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Kaiser Family Foundation
Medicare: A Primer
Explains key elements of the program that now provides health
coverage to nearly 44 million people – including about 37
million people age 65 and older and another 7 million younger
adults with permanent disabilities. It looks at the
characteristics of the Medicare population, what benefits are
covered, how much people with Medicare pay for their benefits
and the program's overall costs and future financing
challenges.It also provides information about the Medicare
Advantage program and the Medicare drug benefit, and includes
detailed tables showing the number of Medicare beneficiaries in
each state, broken out by age, income level, source of drug
coverage, and by enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans.
Medicaid: A Primer
Provides an overview of the basic components of the nation's
largest health coverage program which covers 55 million
low-income individuals (including families, people with
disabilities and the elderly) and is the dominant source of the
country's long-term care financing. The primer examines the
structure of the program, who it covers, what services it
provides, and spending. Because Medicaid is jointly financed by
the federal and state governments and the states administer the
program within broad federal guidelines, programs vary across
states. Tables examining the state-to-state variation in
eligibility, enrollment, and spending for Medicaid enrollees
are included in the primer.
Get Answers to Your Medicare Questions with Medicare
Interactive (MI), your one-stop source for information about health
care rights, options and benefits.
Visit the Medicare Rights Center website
Can I change my Medicare private drug plan (Part D) at any time?
New York Prescription Saver
NYPS is a free prescription discount card that will help people under age 65, who are too young for
EPIC, save on the cost of prescription drugs. The card is sponsored by NYS and the discounts are provided by pharmacies and manufacturers. Unlike EPIC, the discount card doesn't actually PAY for the drug. It simply gives the consumer the benefit of the same discounted price that EPIC negotiates for its members. It can lower the cost of prescriptions by as much as 60 percent on generics and 30 percent on brand name drugs.
Visit NY Prescription Saver webside »
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription
Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors,
other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community
groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the
medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for
them. Many will get them free or nearly free. The can be reached at 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)
Partnership for Prescription Assistance website »
Pfizer Helpful Answers
The Pfizer Helpful Answers is a family of programs to help people without prescription coverage save on many Pfizer medicines, no matter their age or income.
Pfizer Helpful Answers website
RxAssist - Patience Assistance Program Center
Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to
provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine.
RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs,
as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals
and patients can find the information they need. All in one place.
View the criteria »
Together Rx Access - Prescription Savings Program
The Together Rx Access
Card allows uninsured patients to access a broad range of prescription
medicines and products at a savings through a free, easy-to-use card. Together
Rx Access can also direct individuals to the companies' existing Patient
Assistance Programs. They can be reaached at 1-800-250-2839.
The program will be ending February 28, 2014, but
eligible individuals can continue to enroll in the prescription savings program until December 31, 2013.
Together Rx Access
Card website »