Montana’s Big Sky Rx Program, or BSRx for short, is a state pharmaceutical assistance program that helps seniors by providing financial assistance to cover the costs of their Medicare Part D premiums. Depending on the individual and the Medicare Part D plan in which they are enrolled, the financial assistance could pay as much as the entire monthly premium. This program is managed by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and is funded by a tax on tobacco products.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must meet the requirements that follow. Note that one’s assets, although requested on the application, are not considered an eligibility factor.
Make note, individuals with an annual income under $20,385, and couples with a yearly income under $27,465, can apply for Extra Help, a federal program that helps with Medicare Part D co-pays, premiums and deductibles. An asset limit does apply for Extra Help. As of 2022, a single individual can have up to $15,510 in assets and a married couple can have as much as $30,950. Learn more here.
Big Sky Rx recipients get assistance paying for their Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan monthly premiums, up to $38.90. There is no enrollment fee and there are no costs associated with participating in the program.
This program is open to residents statewide, and there are no specific enrollment periods throughout the year. To apply, submit an application online, call 866-369-1233, or download an application and mail it to Big Sky Rx Program, PO Box 202915, Helena, MT 59620-2915 once it’s completed. To learn more, visit the Big Sky Rx website or call their toll free number at 866-369-1233.