Gold Prescription Discount Program Information
The Senior Gold Prescription Plan provides prescription
drugs, insulin, insulin supplies and diabetic testing material to eligible
New Jersey residents for $15 per prescription plus one half of the cost
of the prescription. To be eligible, a NJ resident must be at least
65 years of age or older, or receiving Social Security Title II disability
benefits. An applicant must have an annual income between $19,238 -
$29,238 if single and $23,589 - $33,589 of combined income if married.
The Senior Gold beneficiary pays $15 plus 50% of the remaining cost
of the drug. Senior Gold participants with out-of-pocket prescription
costs exceeding $2000 a year if single and $3000 a year for married
couples will have 100% of their prescription costs paid after paying
the $15 co-payment per prescription.
Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program
Must be age 65 or older or receiving Social Security Disability Benefits.
Income eligibility for Senior Gold will be $19,238
- $29,238 for singles and $23,589 - $33,589 for married couples. Income
limits will be adjusted upward annually, tied to the increase in the
Senior Gold participants will be able to receive their
prescription drugs at the pharmacy of their choice. The total cost of
the prescription to the Senior Gold Beneficiary will be a $15 co-pay
plus 50 percent of the remaining cost of the drug.
Senior Gold participants with prescription costs exceeding
$2,000 a year if single and $3,000 a year if married will have 100 percent
of their prescription costs paid for after paying the $15 co-pay per
Integrates the New Jersey Ease Program into the Senior
Gold Program by charging the county Ease agency with assisting senior
and the disabled to find a prescription drug program which best fits
their needs and financial resources.
pharmacies would be reimbursed at the same rate as under
the existing Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled program.
* Currently in New Jersey senior citizens and disabled
individuals with income below $19,238 for singles and $23,589 for married
couples are eligible for the Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged
and Disabled program.