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PACE - Prescription Assistance

PACE Now Allowing Early Prescription Refills

Effective March 5, 2020, PACE is allowing for early prescription refills.  This will allow older adults to keep several weeks' worth of medication on hand as is recommended by the current COVID-19 preparedness guidance.

Under regular circumstances, enrollees must use 75% of their supply before refills will be reimbursed. PACE will now reimburse refills purchased before 75% of the days' supply has passed except for opioids and other controlled substances – these will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

To refill your medication early, simply ask your pharmacy provider.

Pharmacies Offering Free Medication Delivery for All Older Adults

Local pharmacies across Pennsylvania are now offering free delivery for all older adults, even if they are not a PACE beneficiary. 

When requesting your medication to be filled or refilled, simply ask your pharmacy provider for free home delivery. 

Waived Signature Requirement Now Allows for No-Contact Prescription Delivery

As a result of current COVID-19 guidance, no-contact prescription delivery is now available. 

PACE has waived the requirement that pharmacies must obtain a delivery signature on all prescriptions, allowing medications to be left at your door.

If you are having difficulties obtaining your refills, please contact PACE cardholder services at 1-800-225-7223.

PACE Prescription Assistance Program

Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, PACE and PACENET, offer low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. For more information, call 1-800-225-7223.
  

Eligibility

PACE and PACENET eligibility is determined by your previous calendar year’s income. Since 2014, Social Security Medicare Part B premiums are excluded from income. This change has the same effect as raising the income limits by that amount. For most Medicare beneficiaries, this amount is $1,626.00 per person for a year. For married couples, the excluded amount would be $3,252.00 for a year.  

PACE
  • You must be 65 years of age or older.
  • A Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application.
  • You cannot be enrolled in the Department of Human Service's Medicaid prescription benefit.
  • For a single person, total income must be $14,500 or less.
  • For a married couple, combined total income must be $17,700 or less.
PACENET
  • You must be 65 years of age or older.
  • A Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application.
  • You cannot be enrolled in the Department of Human Service's Medicaid prescription benefit.
  • PACENET income limits are slightly higher than those for PACE
  • For a single person, total income can be between $14,500 and $27,500
  • For a married couple, combined total income can be between $17,700 and $35,500
To download an application or to apply online, visit  PACECares.