SeniorCare participants who did not
meet the original deadline date on June 30 were given a 90-day grace
period, which allowed them to continue prescription drug coverage.
To keep that coverage, seniors must reapply as soon as possible. If
a new application is not submitted, prescription coverage will end
"It's very important that we get the
word out and keep seniors enrolled in this great program. As of May
1, there were more than 22,000 people who had not reapplied for
coverage," Johnson said. "We don't want them to be forced to choose
between purchasing their prescriptions or paying their utility bills
or putting food on the table."
can renew their Circuit Breaker application online at
www.iltax.com. They may also call
toll-free 1 (800) 252-8966, voice and TTY, for assistance or an
Department on Aging