PACE prescription programs benefit seniors
PACE, PACENET and PACE plus Medicare are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older.
To be eligible for PACE and PACENET, you must be:
- 65 years of age or older
- A Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application
- Not enrolled in the Department of Human Services’ Medicaid prescription benefit program
As of this year, the legislature passed a law excluding Social Security Medicare Part B premiums from being counted towards income levels. This change has the same effect as raising the income limits by that amount. For most Medicare beneficiaries, this amount is $1,258.80 per person for a year. For married couples, the excluded amount would be $2,517.60 for a year.
- For a single person, total income must be $14,500 or less
- For a married couple, combined total income must be $17,700 or less
- PACENET income limits are slightly higher than those for PACE
- For a single person, total income can be between $14,500 and $23,500
- For a married couple, combined total income can be between $17,700 and $31,500
PACE Plus Medicare
- Under PACE Plus Medicare, PACE/PACENET coverage is supplemented by federal Medicare Part D prescription coverage and offers older Pennsylvanians the best benefits of both programs. Older adults continue to receive the same prescription benefits while, in many cases, saving more money.
For more information, to download an application or to apply online, please visit the PACECares website or contact my office.