Missouri Rx Plan - State Pharmacy Assistance Program
Missouri's State Pharmacy Assistance Program is more commonly referred to as the Missouri Rx Plan or MoRx. This program assists low income seniors with the cost of their medications by paying up to 50% of their co-payment amounts. The MoRx Program is intended to supplement Medicare Part D plans, not to replace them. When an enrolled individual makes a medication purchase, Medicare Part D is the "first payer" and MoRx the "second payer", meaning the Missouri Rx Plan will only pay after Medicare Part D has paid their portion.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Missouri resident
- Be enrolled in or willing to enroll in a Medicare Part D Plan
- Have an annual income below the limit. In 2013, the income limit for an individual is $21,660 and $29,140 for a couple.
Benefits and Costs
MoRx will pay for 50% of participants' out-of-pocket prescription costs not including their Medicare Part D Plan premiums. The program does not have enrollment or application fees however some participants perceive an added cost since they are required to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan which they might otherwise have chosen not to do.
Contact Information / How to Apply
Visit the Missouri Department of Social Services Rx Plan webpage
for more information or to apply for the program. Alternatively, call their toll free number at 800-375-1406. One can also download a PDF Application here
Page Reviewed / Updated - Feb. 2013