Due to a law passed in 2014, your Missouri Rx (MORx) program coverage expires in 2017. The last day you can receive help with prescription drug co-payment costs from the MORx Program will be June 30, 2017. Prescriptions filled after this date will not be covered by MORx.
MORx member receiving MO HealthNet benefits will not be impacted by this change.
Call MORx at 1-800-375-1406 with questions.
- To see if you qualify for MO HealthNet (Medicaid), call the Family Support Division at 1-855-373-4636.
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-477-2669 or online at www.pparx.org
- Rx Outreach 1-800-769-3880
- Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri (CLAIM) 1-800-390-3330
- Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
Missouri RX Changes Effective July 1, 2017
Missouri Rx- Missouri’s State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program has ben reauthorized by the state legislature for another 5 years until August 28, 2022. Missouri RX works with a person’s stand-alone Part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan to pay 50% of a person’s cost at the pharmacy. Eligibility benefits for MO Rx benefit have been reduced to only those Medicare beneficiaries that are also enrolled in Medicaid. This change affects 64,000 enrollees. Our certified counselors can help you determine your options if you have lost this benefit. You have not lost your Medicare drug coverage.
Missouri RX Coverage will no longer pay 50%of the cost of Part D prescriptions for people enrolled in Medicare whose:
- Income $21, 660 for a single person or $29,140 for a couple or
- Enrolled into Extra Help from SSA sometimes called Low- Income Subsidy (LIS) CLAIM Counselors can provide the following.
- If you are affected by this change you have a special Enrollment Period for two months to change your Part D plan. Counselors can assist with the compensation and enrollment into an another plan if this is your choice.
- Counselors can screen and provide application assistance for Low- Income Subsidy through Social Security or Medicare Saving Program.
- Check eligibility or for Patient Assistance Programs to help cover some of your higher cost medications
www.rxassist.org – provided information and application links to assistance programs
www.needymeds.org -provides information and application links to assistance programs
www.rxoutreach.org– discount purchasing program website
Other options may include talking with your doctor or going to a public health center that provides a sliding fee scale for prescriptions.