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Other forms of financial assistance for prescription drugs can be found here.
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.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must meet the following criteria:
ConnPACE will assist with prescription costs and with Medicare Part D plan premiums. There is a $45 annual fee for the ConnPACE program.
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.