EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) is a New York State program that provides secondary drug coverage and premium assistance for older adults with Medicare Part D.
You can join EPIC if you are a New York State resident, age 65 or older, and have an annual income up to $75,000 (single individual) or $100,000 (married couple). To receive EPIC benefits, you must be enrolled in a Medicare Part D drug plan.
Pays the monthly Medicare Part D drug premium (up to the basic plan amount) for older adults with an annual income less than $23,000 (single individual) or $29,000 (married couple)
Provides co-payment assistance for Medicare Part D and EPIC covered drugs after any Medicare Part D deductible is met
Provides co-payment assistance for covered Medicare Part D excluded drugs
Offers co-payments that range from $3.00 to $20.00 based on the cost of the drug.
It’s easy to join EPIC! Tioga Opportunities, Inc. offers a Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Program (HIICAP), which provides free and objective information about Medicare to members of the community. Assistance with completing the EPIC application is available by calling 607-687-4120, or you can contact EPIC directly at 1-800-332-3742.