PRESCRIPTION DRUG INFORMATION BY THE HEALTH MINISTRY TEAM
Are you in need of help covering the cost of prescription drugs? During these challenging economic times, many people are unemployed and/or have no health insurance. This leads to healthcare taking a backseat to paying the bills and buying food. Several pharmaceutical companies have a free program called TogetherRxAccess which is a medication assistance program. They have recently changed their income guidelines to:
$45,000 for a single person
$60,000 for a family of 2
$75,000 for a family of 3
$90,000 for a family of 4
$105,000 for a family of 5
Other guidelines are: you must be a legal resident of the United States, have no public or private prescription coverage, and not qualify for Medicare.
If you qualify, you can save 25-40% on more than 300 brand name prescriptions that you fill at your local pharmacy. Savings are also available on generic medications. To enroll for this program go to www.togetherrxaccess.com or call 1-800-250-2839.
An additional resource is www.needymeds.org. Check this website for assistance with prescription medications.
LOCAL PHARMACY SAVINGS
The following is available to everyone. Walmart, Target, and Buehler's Buy-Low offer a multitude of generic prescription drugs at the cost of $4.00 for a 30 day supply and $10.00 for a 90 day supply. You can view the list of medications at www.Walmart.com, www.Target.com, and www.buehlers.com or visit the local stores.
Schnuck’s offers a FREE 21 day supply plus refills of 7 classes of generic oral antibiotics. For details go to www.schnucks.com/pharmacyprogram/asp or visit the local stores.
Schnuck's offers a FREE 30 day supply and monthly refills of prenatal vitamins. For details go to www.schnucks.com/pharmacyprogram/asp or visit the local stores.
MEDICARE PART D PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
1. MEDICARE EXTRA HELP (Low income financial assistance)-You may be able to get extra help to pay for the monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and co-payments related to the Medicare Prescription Drug program.
2. STATE-SPONSORED PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS-Provide or assist low-income elderly residents and others in obtaining medicines.
3. PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE-Helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need. The PPA has access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs.
4. LillyMedicareAnswers-A patient assistance program that provides eligible Medicare recipients access to affordable medications outside of their Medicare Part D plan.
5. GlaxoSmithKline Access: Provides GSK prescription medicines at no cost to Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan enrollees. Call 1-866-518-4357 to find out eligibility requirements.