Vermont State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
The state of Vermont provides residents with 4 different pharmaceutical assistance programs. Each program works by charging a monthly premium and then providing prescriptions for extremely low or no co-payments.
2. Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP-Pharmacy)
4. VSCRIPT Expanded
The VPharm program is for Medicare beneficiaries, the other 3 programs are for individuals that do not have Medicare. VPharm also requires participants to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan. VPharm is a Medicare wraparound program; its benefits augment those benefits provided by a Medicare Part D plan.
To be eligible for these programs, seniors must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Vermont resident
- Be aged 65 or older
- Cannot have other prescription drug insurance (except for Medicare Part D)
- Income limits in the table below
|| Individual Income Limit
|| Couple Income Limit
| VSCRIPT Expanded
Benefits and Costs
VPharm pays for Medicare Part D plan premiums and prescription co-pays. VHAP-Pharmacy, VSCRIPT and VSCRIPT Expanded offer prescriptions for $1 - $2 co-payments.
Each of the 4 programs have slightly different monthly premiums.
- VPharm - Monthly premiums of $15, $20 or $42 depending on income.
- VHAP-Pharmacy - Monthly premiums of $17
- VSCRIPT- Monthly premiums of $23
- VSCRIPT Expanded - Monthly premiums of $50
Contact Information / How to Apply
Page Reviewed / Updated - Feb. 2013