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Budget Summary FY2018

91101455 - Prescription Advantage
Data Current as of:  12/6/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
GAA
9110-1455 Prescription Advantage
For the costs of the drug insurance program under section 39 of chapter 19A of the General Laws; provided, that amounts received by the executive office of elder affairs' vendor as premium revenue for this program may be retained and expended by the vendor for the program; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation of the pharmacy outreach program under section 4C of said chapter 19A; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, prescription drug coverage or benefits payable by the executive office and the entities with which it has contracted for administration of the subsidized catastrophic prescription drug insurance program under said section 39 of said chapter 19A shall be the payer of last resort for this program for eligible persons with regard to any other third-party prescription drug coverage or benefits available to eligible persons; provided further, that the executive office shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days in advance of any action to limit or cap the number of enrollees in the program; provided further, that this program shall be subject to appropriation; provided further, that notification shall be given to the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before any coverage or benefits expansions; provided further, that the executive office shall seek to obtain maximum federal funding for discounts on prescription drugs available to the executive office and to prescription advantage enrollees; provided further, that the executive office shall take steps for the coordination of benefits with the Medicare prescription drug benefit created under the federal Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, Public Law 108-173, to ensure that residents take advantage of this benefit; provided further, that residents shall also be eligible to enroll in the program at any time within a year after reaching age 65; and provided further, that the executive office shall allow those who meet the program eligibility criteria to enroll in the program at any time during the year
17,112,543 16,929,054