This past year, we were successful in restoring funding to the EPIC program, which assists low-income seniors with the cost of their prescription drugs. I helped establish this program, and restoring these funds was an important priority for me.
These budget restorations will significantly benefit eligible seniors, and will result in the restoration of the two plan system: the EPIC fee program and the EPIC deductible plan.
The Health Department will be contacting all current EPIC members about these changes, so please keep an eye out for a letter from them.
For other persons interested in this program, the Health Department has posted information and FAQs about these programmatic changes on their website. You can access this information at: http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/2012-13_key_points_and_faq.htm