People with limited incomes may be able to get extra help paying their Part D prescription drug costs. Medicare’s Extra Help program helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. (You may also hear this called an LIS, or low-income subsidy.)
If you qualify, Medicare could pay up to 75 percent or more of your drug costs. These could include monthly prescription drug premiums, annual deductibles and co-insurance.
Do I qualify for Extra Help?
Learn whether you qualify for Extra Help by:
- Calling Social Security at 800-772-1213 (TTY 800-325-7778). They’re available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., CT Monday through Friday.
- Contacting your Medical Assistance (Medicaid) office
- Visiting your local Social Security office to apply
- Go online to apply for extra help at socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp
After you know how much help you qualify for, use this chart to view your subsidized monthly premiums. This does not include any Medicare Part B premium you may have to pay.
|Your level of extra help||Freedom Vital w/Rx||Freedom Balance w/Rx||Journey Stride||Journey Pace||Journey Steady||Robin Birch||Robin Maple||MSHO|
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This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call Medicare Sales for more information.
HealthPartners is a health plan that contracts with both Medicare and the Minnesota Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program to provide benefits of both programs to enrollees. HealthPartners is also a Cost plan and PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HealthPartners depends on contract renewal.
Last updated October 2018
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