Page Reviewed / Updated - May 2014
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:
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.
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.