Page Reviewed / Updated - Mar. 2016
The Senior Rx Program is Nevada’s state pharmaceutical assistance program designed for elderly individuals. The program provides financial assistance for prescription drugs for both Medicare and non-Medicare eligible Nevada residents. Individuals that are eligible for Medicare must enroll in a Medicare Part D plan, which will enable them to receive assistance for the monthly premiums and for medication co-payments. Persons ineligible for Medicare receive direct assistance towards the cost of their prescriptions.
This program is managed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and is funded by the proceeds from the tobacco settlements with the state. It is intended as a financial supplement to Medicare Part D (for those of Medicare eligible age). The program is the secondary payer after the participant's Medicare plan.
To be eligible for this program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Interested parties should be aware the income limits change annually but not at the start of the year. Instead revisions occur in July.
This program provides financial assistance for Medicare Part D premiums, co-payments, deductibles and gap coverage for the “donut” hole up to $5,100 / year. There is no charge to participate in this program. However, for those who are not Medicare eligible, there is a minimal co-payment for prescription medications.
Interested state residents can visit the Nevada Senior Rx website or call their toll free number at (866) 303-6323 to learn more. To apply, one can download an application or visit their local Aging & Disability Services Division. As of March 2016, there was no wait list for this program. Eligibility is generally determined within 30-45 days from the date the application is received.