Office for the Aging



Financial Programs - Health Related

Elderly Prescription Insurance Coverage (EPIC)

This program is available to those aged 65 years of age or older. This program saves money on prescription drugs. There are income guidelines for this program. Contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611 for an appointment and/or application. Assistance with completing the application is also available. The New York State EPIC can also be reached at 1-800-332-3742 or at www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/epic.

Medicare

Medicare helps pay for certain health care costs. Medicare Part A pays for hospital, skilled nursing facility and homecare; Medicare Part B pays for physician care, whether in or out of the hospital, home care, durable medical equipment, lab and outpatient care; while Medicare Part D helps pay for prescription drug cost. In order to be eligible for this program, an individual must be 65 years or older or has received Social Security Disability for a period of twenty four (24) months. Information and applications are available through the Social Security Administration that can be reached at 1-866-931-7103 or 1-800-772-1213.  For assistance in filling out an application, please contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

Medicare Buy-In (QMB)

This program pays for the monthly Medicare Part B premium for those who are income eligible for the program. A Department of Social Services application with documentation needs to be completed. For income guidelines and/or an application, please contact the Department of Social Services at (585) 344-2580.  For assistance in filling out an application, please contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

Specified Low Income Beneficiary (SLIMB)

This program pays for the monthly Medicare Part B premium for those income eligible for the program. A Department of Social Services application with documentation needs to be completed. For income guidelines and/or an application, please contact the Department of Social Services at (585) 344-2580.  For assistance in filling out an application, please contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

Qualified Individual 1

This program pays for the monthly Medicare Part B premium for those income eligible for the program. This program can also assist by reimbursing Medicare Part B Premiums. A Department of Social Services application with documentation needs to be completed. For income guidelines and/or an application, please contact the Department of Social Services at (585) 344-2580.  For assistance in filling out an application, please contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

Medicaid

Medicaid pays a full range of health care expenses including those not covered by Medicare, such as custodial care, eyeglasses, and dental. A Department of Social Services application with documentation needs to be completed. For income guidelines and/or an application, please contact the Department of Social Services at (585) 344-2580.

Medigap Insurance/HMO

Please contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging Health Insurance Counseling Program at (585) 343-1611 for an appointment.