HoosierRx is Indiana’s state pharmaceutical assistance program. It provides financial assistance to help seniors pay their Medicare Part D premiums, which provides 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. By providing financial assistance to enable seniors to get their basic medications, the program’s aim is to prevent more complicated medical conditions.
A number of companies are currently working with HoosierRx. These companies include AARP/United HealthCare, CIGNA, EnvisionRx/ Elixir, Aetna/SilverScript, and WellCare.
To be eligible for HoosierRx, seniors must meet the following criteria:
- Be an Indiana resident. There is no minimum length of residency requirement.
- Be age 65 or older.
- Be enrolled or enroll in a Medicare Part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan with one of the following companies: AARP/United HealthCare, CIGNA, EnvisionRx/ Elixir, Aetna/SilverScript and WellCare.
- Have applied for Medicare Extra Help via the Social Security Administration and received either a notice of denial or award.
To be eligible for HoosierRx, an applicant’s income must be under 150% of the Federal Poverty Level plus $240 a year. (An extra income of $20 per month is disregarded.) For 2023, this equates to a max of $22,110 a year if single or $29,820 a year if married.
Individuals who are enrolled in full Medicaid are ineligible for HoosierRx.
Benefits and Services
HoosierRX offers assistance with Medicare Part D premiums, or the prescription drug coverage portion of Medicare Advantage. Participants can receive 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 the cost of prescriptions.
How to Apply / Learn More
To apply for HoosierRx, residents should call HoosierRx at 866-267-4679. One can also apply for the program by downloading an application. Completed applications can be faxed to 317-234-3709, or mailed to:
402 W. Washington St., room W374, MS07
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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. A copy of the applicant’s Notice of Award or Notice of Denial should be submitted with the application, as well as proof of income.
Additional information about the program can be found on the Indiana Family and Social Services website.
The Indiana CHOICE program provides a variety of services and supports to state residents who qualify for HoosierRX.