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Despite Reductions, EPIC Still Offers Benefits To Eligible Seniors

April 16, 2012
The Post-Journal

With the reductions to the NYS EPIC program, the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging has received many calls from seniors looking for ways to reduce their health insurance costs. EPIC still offers benefits to eligible seniors; possible payment of the monthly Medicare D premium and lower co-pays on prescriptions through the Medicare D coverage gap (or donut hole). Good changes to the EPIC program appear to be on the horizon but for now many are struggling to pay the deductibles and larger co-pays that are associated with their Medicare Drug plan.



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