The Medicare Program was created to help those without employer coverage receive medical treatment during their life after retirement. In today’s world, Medicare beneficiaries are often stressed and struggle to maintain their health because they aren’t able to pay for their medications. Many Medicare beneficiaries have enrolled into a Medicare part D prescription drug plan because they know the importance of insurance. Although they have this insurance in place, many still struggle with the cost of their insurance plans and increases in their daily life.
When Medicare beneficiaries begin to struggle with their insurance, they look to their federal government for help. What most Medicare beneficiaries don’t realize is that some states are aware of their struggle and have programs in place to help. These states know the federal government can only do so much and they want to keep their residents healthy. Rather than ignore the problem, some states have state pharmaceutical assistance programs available to those that qualify.
Nevada is a state that has a state pharmaceutical assistance program in place.
Nevada Senior Rx Program
Nevada has created the Nevada Senior Rx Program as they state pharmaceutical assistance program. This is a program only available to the residents of Nevada. Those that are interested but aren’t residents should not apply for this specific program. Residents should call 866-303-6323 or 775-687-4210 for more information.
Those that are interested in applying should know the following have to be met in order to apply:
*Those that have extremely low incomes should call the Social Security Administration for additional help.
Who to Contact
Those that are interested in applying should contact:
Nevada Senior Rx
Department of Health and Human Services
3416 Goni Rd.
Carson City, Nv. 89706
What are the Benefits?
This is a program that can help those with and without Medicare benefits. This is one of the few programs designed this way.
Those that don’t have Medicare will enjoy the following benefits:
*if a medication is a non-preferred medication, it will be available at a discounted rate but the beneficiary is responsible for 100% of the cost. If that medication is authorized as medically necessary, the price will be $25
*if a medication is a non-preferred medication, it will be available at a discounted rate but the beneficiary is responsible for 100% of the cost. If that medication is authorized as medically necessary, the price will be $50.
Those with Medicare will enjoy the following benefits:
Those that don’t qualify for the Nevada Senior Rx Program or need more help that available with this program should contact the Social Security Administration to apply for the Low Income Subsidy program. Additional questions about this program should be directed to the program.