October 15, 2012
Claire Smith, 608-266-1683

SeniorCare One Step Closer to Renewal

CMS Certifies Wisconsin's SeniorCare Renewal Request as a Complete Application

MADISON-Secretary Dennis G. Smith today announced the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) certified that Wisconsin's SeniorCare application met the requirements for complete application and advanced to the next phase of the approval process. The application is now in a 30-day federal comment period ending on Nov. 8, 2012.

"Prior to submitting our request to the federal government to renew SeniorCare, we held several town hall meetings and an online comment period to gather input about the program, which we used to create our formal application in late August," said Secretary Smith. "We know that SeniorCare is extremely popular, and we look forward to receiving the final approval on our request."

During this time, the general public and stakeholders can submit comments to the Federal government about Wisconsin's SeniorCare application. To view the application and to provide a comment, visit:

SeniorCare continues to be a popular and successful program. The program has a simple enrollment process, a $30 annual enrollment fee, an income-based deductible and copayments of $5 for generic drugs or $15 for brand drugs. Since 2002, SeniorCare has helped more than 152,000 seniors with their prescription drugs in Wisconsin.

For information about SeniorCare, call the SeniorCare hotline at (800) 657-2038 or visit: