All in all not a tremendous discount when considering the amount of money needed
to be spent annually, but every little bit helps if you qualityf. Here are some of the pre-scription drug programs.
There are also many discount drug programs that exclude pre-existing conditions.
Eli Lilly and Company
Eli has a program which will offer immediate benefit to Medicare beneficiaries
eligible for the program. The program is called "LillyAnswers" (click this)
The LillyAnswers card will allow seniors and people with disabilities
under Medicare to pay a flat $12 fee for a 30-day supply of any retail distributed Lilly drug. Excluded from the program are
controlled substances or any products not distributed by retail pharmacies.
Who is eligible for the LillyAnswers card?
- U.S. citizens
- Medicare-enrolled seniors and people with disabilities
- No other prescription drug coverage
- Individual annual income below $18,000; household income below $24,000
To apply for the card, eligible seniors and disabled persons can call 1-877-RX-LILLY.
The applicant will receive a short appli-cation form to fill out and return along with copies of their most recent tax return
and Medicare card. Once the application is processed and eligibility confirmed, it will take 2-4 weeks
for the eligible applicant to receive their LillyAnswers card. Once the patient is enrolled in the LillyAnswers program,
the card is good for 12 months. After 12 months, the patient will have to requalify through the application
Among the drugs covered by the program are: Evista for
osteoporosis, Humulin and Humalog for diabetes, Prozac for depression,
and Zyprexa for schizophrenia. Unfortunately, since controlled substances are not included
in the program, popular arthritis pain medication, Darvocet N-100, is not covered with the LillyAnswers card.
The Medicine Program
This organization assists people who may qualify to enroll in one or more patient
assistance program by preparing and processing all the needed paperwork. This seems to be a very useful service for folks
who can't or don't wish to handle this themselves. There is a charge of $5 per drug. 1-573-996-7300 Click
here for Program Information
If you do not have insurance or a government program that pays for your outpatient
prescription medicines . . .
If the high cost of your Medicine causes you a financial hardship . . .
You may qualify to enroll in a privately sponsored program which provides.
. .MEDICINE at NO COST!
May we suggest that you print an Application Form and make it available to someone who would benefit from this program?
Two Newer Programs:
Two of the new pharmacy drug programs have the same qualifiers. Both Glaxo
Smith Klines Orange Card and Novarits Care Card are free and your savings are instant when you pay
for your prescriptions.
To be eligible you must:
- Be a Medicare beneficiary (age 65 or older or on Medicare due to disability).
- Receive an annual income of less than $26,000/individual or
of federal poverty level).
- Have no other prescription drug coverage. This includes private
as Medigap or employer sponsored retiree coverage) and public assistance through federal or state programs (such as Medicaid,
Medicare HMO, VA, and state pharmaceutical assistance programs such as Hoosier Rx
GlaxoSmithKlines Orange Card
Who is Eligible?
The Orange Card is for seniors and the disabled enrolled in Medicare who have annual incomes below
$30,000 single/$40,000 couple and are currently without public or private insurance coverage for prescription medicines.
What Savings Are Available?
The Orange Card is designed to provide an average savings of 30% per prescription. These savings could exceed 40% depending
on the pharmacy's usual and customary price and the prescribed GSK medicines.*