Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski:
Helpful programs for
seniors to save money

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

HEAP can help you save on electricity, propane, natural gas, wood, oil, kerosene, coal and other heating fuel.


Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)

EPIC can cut the cost of prescription drugs so they are more affordable for seniors.

Benefits and changes:
  • Starting in 2012, the EPIC fee and deductible plans will be replaced by one level of coverage for all participants

  • EPIC will provide assistance with prescription drugs only during the coverage gap and only for drugs on participants’ Part D plan

  • To be eligible you must be a New York State resident older than 65 and have an annual income of under $35,000 (single) or $50,000 (married)

  • Must be a member of Medicare Part D plan by Dec. 31, 2011. Open enrollment for Medicare Part D ends Dec. 7, 2011

  • To find out if you’re eligible for this program or to get more information, call the NYS EPIC helpline 1-800-332-3742, the NYS Senior hotline 1-800-342-9871 or visit the NYS Department of Health website at

  • For more information on Medicare Part D go to or call 1-800-633-4227

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski
67 North Main Street, New City, NY 10956
845-634-9791 •