Nevada Senior RX Program

Page Reviewed / Updated - May 2014

Program Description

The Senior Rx Program is Nevada’s state pharmaceutical assistance program designed for elderly residents.  The program provides financial assistance for prescription drugs to both Medicare and non-Medicare eligible individuals.  Individuals that are eligible for Medicare must enroll in a Medicare Part D plan.   They then receive assistance for the monthly premiums and for medication co-payments.   Persons ineligible for Medicare receive direct assistance towards the cost of their prescriptions. 

This program is managed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and is funded by the proceeds from the tobacco settlements with the state.  It is intended as a financial supplement to Medicare Part D (for those of Medicare eligible age).  The program is the secondary payer after the participant's Medicare plan.

Persons receiving assistance from Nevada Medicaid are ineligible for this program.

 

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for this program, seniors must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Nevada resident
  • Be 62 years of age or older.  Persons over 64 must participate in a Part D Plan.
  • Have an annual income below the limit which in 2014 is $27,292 for an individual or $36,381
  • for a married couple.
  • Enrolled in Medicare Part D Plan (if eligible).
  • Cannot be eligible for Medicaid

 

Benefits and Services

This program provides financial assistance for Medicare Part D premiums, co-payments, deductibles and gap coverage for the “donut” hole up to $5,100 / year.   There is no charge to participate in this program.

 

How to Apply / Learn More

Interested state residents can visit the Nevada Senior Rx website or call their toll free number at (866) 303-6323 to learn more.  To apply, one can download an application or visit their local Aging & Disability Services Division.

 Nevada seniors eligible for this program might also be eligible to receive assistance to help them remain living in their homes.  Read about Homemaker Services.

 

 

The state of Illinois has two programs designed to provide financial assistance to the elderly to help them purchase their prescription drugs.  Rx Basic is for individuals without Medicare insurance and the Rx Plus is designed for those on Medicare.

Rx Plus is known as a Medicare wraparound program which means the benefits wrap around those benefits provided by a Medicare Part D plan.  When making a prescription purchase, Medicare Part D is the first payer and then this program contributes towards those costs the Part D plan does not cover.