Page Reviewed / Updated - September 11, 2020
The state of Vermont currently offers two different pharmaceutical assistance programs: Healthy Vermonters and VPharm. VPharm requires participating seniors to be enrolled in Medicare Part D, while Healthy Vermonters does not. Healthy Vermonters offers discounted prescription medications without monthly premiums, and VPharm charges monthly premiums, but offers steeper discounts on medications.
To be eligible for these programs, seniors must meet the following criteria:
VPharm pays for Medicare Part D plan premiums and prescription co-pays. Remember, there is a monthly premium for VPharm. As of 2020, there are three levels of coverage ($15/month, $20/month, and $50/month). Healthy Vermonters offers discounted prescriptions without monthly premiums.
These programs are administered by the Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services. To apply or learn more, visit their website or call 800-250-8427. One can also obtain an application here.