Page Reviewed / Updated – July 25, 2019

Program Description

The Connecticut Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly and Disabled Program is more commonly referred as to ConnPACE. This program provides financial assistance to non-Medicaid eligible seniors to help them afford their out-of-pocket, prescription drug co-payments and premiums. Assistance is provided to both individuals with one-time prescription needs for a specific illness as well as to those with chronic conditions that require ongoing medications such as for diabetes. This program 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.

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for this program, seniors must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a Connecticut resident for 6 months prior to application
  • Be 65 years of age or older
  • Cannot be on Medicaid
  • Must be on or sign up for a Medicare Part D plan
  • Cannot have other prescription insurance
  • The 2013 individual annual income limit is $26,000 and $35,000 for married couples.

Benefits and Services

ConnPACE will assist with prescription costs and with Medicare Part D plan premiums. There is a $45 annual fee for the ConnPACE program.

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How to Apply / Learn More

To learn more about the ConnPACE program, visit the ConnPACE website or call their toll free number at 800-423-5026. Potential applicants should be aware that there is an open enrollment period each year from Nov 15 – Dec 31.