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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., Central Time, 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

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 Active w/Rx Freedom Balance w/Rx Freedom Ultimate w/Rx Freedom Ultimate w/Enhanced Rx WI Freedom Balance w/Rx Journey MSHO
100% $40.30 $75.40 $104.80 $198.90 $341.90 $85.30 $44.30 $0
75% $47.60 $83.90 $113.30 $207.40 $350.40 $95.30 $44.30 $0
50% $54.80 $92.40 $121.80 $215.50 $358.90 $105.30 $44.30 $0
25% $62.10 $100.90 $130.30 $224.40 $367.40 $115.30 $44.30 $0

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This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The formulary, pharmacy network and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

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 2017

H2422 H2462 H4882_105826 Approved

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