Nevada Senior RX Program

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.   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.
Eligibility Requirements
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
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.

Page Reviewed / Updated - Feb. 2013
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.