JOE ROBACH ANNOUNCES EPIC COVERAGE FOR SENIORS EXPANDED IN ENACTED BUDGET

EPIC is a New York State program supported by Joe Robach that helps more than 270,000 income-eligible seniors aged 65 and older to supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs. Joe Robach understands how difficult it is for individuals living on a fixed income to keep up with the high cost of the prescription drugs they need.

For this reason, Joe Robach supported the final 2014-15 State Budget which provides an additional $4.1 million within the Department of Health to expand the income eligibility for singles from $35,000 to $75,000, and from $50,000 to $100,000 for married enrollees, in the EPIC program. This additional funding will provide more seniors with the opportunity to take advantage of this prescription drug cost savings plan.

For seniors that have questions about EPIC, the Department of Health maintains a toll-free EPIC Helpline, which is available from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Seniors can call 1-800-332-3742 (TTY 1-800-290-9138) or visit the EPIC website for more information, or to request an EPIC application. You may also send your questions in via e-mail toepic@health.state.ny.us.

As always, feel free to contact Joe Robach’s office directly regarding any issue of concern to you and your family.