Page Reviewed / Updated - August 06, 2010
HoosierRx is Indiana’s state pharmaceutical assistance program. It provides financial assistance to help seniors pay their Medicare Part D premiums, which provides for prescription drug coverage. It also helps persons who have a Medicare Advantage plan cover the cost of the prescription drug portion of coverage. This program is specifically designed for low-income Indiana residents. It is hoped that by providing financial assistance for premiums to enable seniors to get basic medications, seniors will not experience more complicated medical conditions, and therefore, overall medical costs will be kept in check.
A number of companies are currently working with HoosierRx. These companies include SilverScript, CIGNA, First Health, Indiana University Health Plans (with Part D coverage), AARP/United HealthCare, WellCare, and EnvisionRx.
To be eligible for HoosierRx, seniors must meet the following criteria:
Individuals who are enrolled in Medicaid or receive full Medicare Extra Help are ineligible for HoosierRx.
HoosierRX offers premium assistance for Medicare Part D,or the prescription drug coverage portion of Medicare Advantage, of up to $70 per month. There are no costs to enroll in this program. Please note that the program does not provide direct assistance for prescriptions.
State residents can learn more about the HoosierRx Program by visiting the Indiana Family and Social Services webpage or calling their toll free number at (866) 267-4679. One can also apply for the program by downloading an application. Candidates should be aware that, if they have not already done so, they are required to apply for Medicare Extra Help prior to being accepted into HoosierRx. It may take as many as six weeks to process new applications.