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Prescription Drug Coverage For New Brunswick Seniours

Prescription Drug Program - Seniors 


Overview

The Prescription Drug Program provides drug coverage to eligible residents of New Brunswick. 

Eligibility

Persons 65 years of age or older who: 

Receive the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) 

OR 

Qualify based on an annual income as follows: 

- a single person with an annual income of $17,198 or less; 
- couple with both persons 65 years of age or older, with a combined annual income of $26,955 or less; 
- couple with one person who is under 65 years of age, with a combined annual income of $32,390 or less. 

Individuals must be registered with New Brunswick Medicare in accordance with the Medical Services Payment Act. An application package is automatically sent to every New Brunswick resident 60 days before their 65th birthday and must be completed and forwarded to the program in order for coverage to be considered. 

Coverage will remain in effect as long as the beneficiary continues to meet the eligibility requirements and resides in New Brunswick. 

Description

The New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program Formulary (see Related Links below) lists the drugs which are eligible for coverage for each plan. Prescriptions for these drugs must be filled by a pharmacy or designated dispensing physician in New Brunswick in order to be reimbursed.

Beneficiaries receiving the GIS are required to pay a co-payment of $9.05 for each prescription, up to a maximum of $500 in one calendar year.

Beneficiaries who qualify based on their total annual income are required to pay a co-payment of $15.00 per prescription with no yearly co-payment maximum. 

Guaranteed Income Supplement

New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program

New Brunswick Provincial Health Plan Fact Sheet

Medavie Blue Cross Seniors' Prescription Drug Program (New Brunswick)

Questions and Answers New Brunswick Drug Plan

Health Care Coverage and Costs in Retirement




Drug Coverage

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