Nevada Senior RX Program
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. Persons on Medicaid are ineligible for this program.
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.
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 2013 is $26,836 for an individual or $35,773 for a married couple.
- Enrolled in Medicare Part D Plan (if eligible).
- Cannot be eligible for Medicaid
Benefits and Costs
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.
Contact Information / How to Apply
Page Reviewed / Updated - Feb. 2013