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Save Money on Medicare Part D Prescription Drugs with EPIC

What is EPIC?

The NYS Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage* (EPIC) Program helps pay for Medicare Part D prescriptions, including some that are not covered under Part D. While this is not a discount card, this program offers Medicare prescription help to make your prescriptions more affordable and possibly lower your monthly premium. EPIC has two plans based on your prior year's income: The Fee Plan and the Deductible Plan. 

Why should I join?

  • There's little or no cost to you
  • Receive help paying Medicare premiums
  • EPIC may cover Medicare Part D excluded drugs

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible if the following apply to you:

  • New York State resident age 65 or older
  • Annual income below $75,000 if single; below $100,000 if married
  • Enrolled or eligible to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan, and
  • Not receiving full Medicaid benefits

What are the differences between the Fee Plan and the Deductible Plan?

The Fee Plan: Members pay an annual fee to EPIC based on their prior's year income. After any Medicare Part D deductible is met, (if the member has a deductible) Fee Plan members only pay the EPIC copayment for prescriptions. EPIC will pay for the Medicare Part D plan premiums up to $39 per month for members in this plan. 

The Deductible Plan: Members must meet an annual EPIC deductible based on their prior year's income before they pay EPIC copayments for prescriptions. Once you meet your EPIC deductible, you will only pay the EPIC copayment for prescriptions. EPIC will pay for the Medicare Part D plan premiums up to $39 per month for members in this plan. 

When can I join?

You can join EPIC at any time during the year! Once you enroll, you will receive a Special Election Period to join a Medicare Part D plan. 

Ready to start saving?

Contact us today! We can help you find the EPIC plan that's right for you. Call 1-833-735-4510 (TTY 711) Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Medicare Questions?

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1-833-735-4512 (TTY 711)
Oct. 1 - Mar. 31, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days a week
Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Friday