|NEWS FROM SHINE – MAY 2014
Need help with prescription drug costs?
Prescription Advantage may be your answer!
Prescription Advantage is a state-run program which helps many seniors pay for their prescription drugs. Eligibility is based on income only and there is no asset limit!
Who can join?
If you are a Massachusetts resident, eligible for Medicare, and are:
- 65 years or older with an annual income at or less than $58,350 for a single person or $78,650 for a married couple
- under 65 years and disabled, with an annual income at or less than $21,940 for a single person or $29,572 for a married couple.
If you are 65 years or older and not eligible for Medicare, you can also join and there is no income limit.
There is no charge for joining Prescription Advantage, if you have an annual income at or less than $35,010 for a single person and $47,190 for a married couple. There is a $200 per person annual enrollment fee for those with higher incomes.
Call Prescription Advantage today to enroll on the phone or ask for an application form. You can reach Prescription Advantage at 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 2.
If you need help on any aspect of your health insurance, SHINE offers free counseling at your local Senior Center or Council on Aging. Call your Senior Center or COA and ask for a SHINE appointment. You can reach a SHINE volunteer by phone at 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636) If you get the SHINE voice mail, leave your name and phone number and a counselor will call you back as soon as possible. SHINE (Serving the Health Information of Everyone) is coordinated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in partnership with the Friends of the Milford Senior Center, The Massachusetts Councils on Aging, and other local agencies.