SeniorCare - Continuing the Program

10-Year SeniorCare Waiver Extension Request

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is requesting a 10-year renewal of its section 1115 demonstration project for the SeniorCare Prescription Drug Assistance Program to continue the program through December 31, 2028. SeniorCare, Wisconsin’s prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or older, is designed to help seniors with their prescription drug costs.

2018-2028 Draft Waiver Application and Attachments

Draft Waiver Application

Budget Neutrality Tables

SeniorCare Notice of Public Hearing

Public Input


DHS held public hearings around the state to seek input on the SeniorCare waiver renewal application.

May 10, 2018, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Wilson Park Senior Center
Wilson Park Auditorium
2601 W. Howard Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Meeting Agenda

May 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Department of Health Services
1 W. Wilson St., Room 751
Madison, WI 53703
Meeting Agenda


Comment Period

There will be a 30-day public comment period for the SeniorCare waiver renewal application. Public comments will be accepted May 7 through June 7, 2018.

If you would like to comment, you can:

  • Write to:

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Division of Medicaid Services
Attn: Tiffany Reilly
1 W. Wilson St., P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53703

Waiver Renewal Submission

DHS will submit the waiver request to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by June 15, 2018.

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History of SeniorCare

On July 1, 2002, Wisconsin received the necessary waiver approvals from CMS to operate a portion of SeniorCare as a five-year demonstration project. Through its partnership with the federal government, the SeniorCare waiver extends Medicaid eligibility through Title XIX to cover prescription drugs as a necessary primary health care benefit.

Population and Numbers Served

The target population for services under this demonstration project is seniors 65 years of age or older with income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Each month, SeniorCare serves about 50,000 seniors.

Last Revised: May 18, 2018