Need help with prescription drug costs?
Prescription Advantage may be your answer!
Prescription Advantage is a state-run program which helps many seniors pay for their prescription drugs. Eligibility is based on income only and there is no asset limit!
Who can join?
If you are a Massachusetts resident, eligible for Medicare, and are:
- 65 years or older with an annual income at or less than $58,350 for a single person or $78,650 for a married couple
- Under 65 years and disabled, with an annual income at or less than $21,940 for a single person or $29,572 for a married couple.
If you are 65 years or older and not eligible for Medicare, you can also join and there is no income limit.
There is no charge for joining Prescription Advantage, if you have an annual income at or less than $35,010 for a single person and $47,190 for a married couple. There is a $200 per person annual enrollment fee for those with higher incomes.
Call Prescription Advantage today to enroll on the phone or ask for an application form. You can reach Prescription Advantage at 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 2.
Also, help is available from the SHINE program. Trained SHINE volunteer counselors offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare or Medicare eligible. Call (617) 522-9270. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back, as soon as possible.