Government of New Brunswick

Overview

There are various plans that offer prescription drug coverage to seniors in the province.

Eligibility

New Brunswick seniors are eligible to apply for drug coverage if they:
• are age 65 years of age or older
• are a permanent resident of New Brunswick
• have a valid NB Medicare card
• do not have prescription drug coverage from another plan

Coverage will remain in effect as long as the beneficiary continues to meet the eligibility requirements.

Description

Seniors who receive the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from Employment and Social Development Canada are covered by the New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program (NBPDP).

Seniors who do not receive the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from Employment and Social Development Canada but whose income falls below a certain amount may be eligible for coverage under the New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program (NBPDP). Alternatively, seniors can enrol in the New Brunswick Drug Plan, an income-based plan that covers uninsured New Brunswickers, including seniors.

Please refer to the Seniors’ Package, in the Forms and Packages section, for more information. This package is automatically sent to every New Brunswick resident 60 days before their 65th birthday.

The New Brunswick Drug Plans Formulary (see Related Links below) lists the drugs which are eligible for coverage.