How will these changes affect me?
New EPIC rules are effective July 1, 2007, so it’s
important to know now how these changes might affect you
or your loved ones.
All EPIC enrollees must join a Medicare Part
D drug plan. For seniors who do not contact EPIC to
choose a plan, EPIC will enroll them in the plan
best suited to their coverage needs.
EPIC will cover drugs excluded by the Medicare
Part D drug plan and all expenses that fall within
the Medicare Part D coverage gap.
For seniors enrolled in the EPIC fee plan and
Medicare Part D, EPIC will pay up to $24.45 for Part
D premiums and reduce drug co-pays. Enrollees pay the
EPIC fee (waived if they have full Extra Help) and a
portion of every prescription filled.
Seniors enrolled in the EPIC deductible plan
and Medicare Part D will pay reduced deductibles and
drug co-pays. Enrollees pay the plan’s premium, the
reduced deductible and a portion of every prescription
Whether you’re enrolled in the fee or deductible
plan, show your EPIC card at the pharmacy and the
prescription prices will be adjusted to the following EPIC