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Dept. for Aging and Independent Living: Prescription Drug Help

Medicare-Approved Drug Discount Card

Medicare offers a prescription drug discount card program that provides price reductions on some pharmaceutical medications to Medicare beneficiaries. Enrollment in the program began in May 2004.

  • Participants must be enrolled in Medicare Part A or B.
  • Some discount cards may require an annual enrollment fee of as much as $30. Be sure to check all the discount card plans available in your area for the plan that's right for you. 
  • Eligibility for the program is not based on income or assets.
  • Participants may not be receiving full Medicaid benefits to enroll.
  • There is no enrollment fee to participate. 

If your annual income is less than $12,569 for an individual or $16,862 for a couple, you may qualify for a $600-per-year prescription credit. 

A list of all drug discount cards available in Kentucky is available by calling the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) toll free at 1-877-293-7447.

If you are a Medicare recipient with no prescription drug coverage, you may qualify for one of the prescription discount cards on this chart.

Call the toll-free number or visit the Web site for individual discount card providers to learn more or apply.

Other Prescription Drug Help

Pharmaceutical Company and Card Name

Telephone Number

Qualification

Benefit


Together Rx Card
1-800-865-7211
www.together-rx.com

Must be a Medicare recipient.

Single-income less than $28,000/year

Dual-income less than $38,000/year


Savings of about 20 - 40 percent off the amount you usually pay for prescriptions
Senior Discount Prescription Plan Card
(Not limited to one pharmaceutical company)

1-800-977-3862
Free to anyone 18 and older, no limit on income or health coverage.
Average savings of 22 percent on name brands, average of 50 percent savings on generics
GlaxoSmithKline
Orange Card
1-888-672-6436 Single- income less than $26,000/year

Dual-income less than $35,000/year

An average 30 percent discount on GlaxoSmithKline products
Eli Lilly and Company
LillyAnswers Card

1-877-RX-LILLY
1-877-795-4559

www.lilly.com

Single- income less than $18,000/year

Dual–income less than $24,000/year
A Flat $12 fee on any Lilly retail drug for up to a 30-day supply

Many pharmacies participate in these discount drug card programs. Ask your pharmacist about the Medicare-Approved Discount Drug Cards he or she accepts. 

No fee is charged for any of the cards listed above. These prescription discount cards are not endorsed or paid for by Medicare. This information is provided only as a courtesy. 

You may also call the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at (877) 293-7447 for information about how you may can qualify for free and low-cost prescription drugs.

Beginning in 2006, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will provide a prescription drug benefit for people with Medicare. Please click on the following link to view an outline of the benefit.

 

Last Updated 5/9/2007