Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli:
Standing up for
Central New York

Increasing tax relief

Assemblyman Magnarelli worked to increase the Enhanced STAR rebate by 40 percent. Depending on which school district and town you live in, if you are eligible for Enhanced STAR, your rebate check will be between $319 and $559.

For more information, you can visit or call 1-877-6-STAR-NY


Protecting the quality of health care in New York

Magnarelli fought to reject the executive proposal to make EPIC drugs subject to prior authorization when there is a Medicare Part D denial, and instead helped shape an alternative program that places the burden on EPIC – not the beneficiary – to appeal Medicare Part D denials.

Fighting to keep seniors safe

Magnarelli helped pass a new law to protect the elderly from criminals. The law increases the penalty from a class A misdemeanor to a class D felony if a person 65 years or older is assaulted by someone more than 10 years younger. This new law will help curb predatory attacks by those who target seniors (Ch. 68 of 2008).


EPIC – prescription coverage for seniors

EPIC is designed to lower prescription drug costs for seniors with fixed incomes.

  • You are eligible for EPIC if you are a New York State resident age 65 or older with an income of $35,000 or less if single, or $50,000 or less if married.

  • For more information or to enroll in the program, call the EPIC Hotline at 1-800-332-3742.

Important Phone Numbers

Onondaga County

Health Department, Immunization Clinics 435-2000
Department of Aging & Youth 435-2362
Social Services/24-Hour Helpline 435-8300
Adult Protective Services 435-2815
Veteran’s Service Agency 435-3217
Neighborhood Watch 435-3201

Toll-Free State Assistance

Attorney General Consumer Helpline 1-800-771-7755
Consumer Protection Board 1-800-697-1220
Disabled Advocate 1-800-522-4369
EPIC Information 1-800-332-3742
Senior Citizen Hotline 1-800-342-9871
Medicaid Complaints 1-800-541-2831
Medicare Complaints 1-800-333-4114
Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli
333 East Washington Street, Rm 840 • Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 428-9651 •