Extra Help

Medicare provides "Extra Help" to pay prescription drug costs for people who have limited income and resources. Resources include your savings and stocks, but not your home or car. If you qualify, you get help paying for any Medicare drug plan's monthly premium, yearly deductible, and prescription copayments or coinsurance. This "Extra Help" also counts toward your out-of-pocket costs.

If you get extra help from Medicare to help pay for your Medicare prescription drug plan costs, your monthly plan premium will be lower than what it would be if you did not get extra help from Medicare. The amount of extra help you get will determine your total monthly plan premium as a member of our Plan.

This table shows you what your monthly plan premium will be if you get extra help.

Your level of extra help

Monthly Premium for Cigna Medicare Select Plus Rx – Standard (HMO) Plan*

Monthly Premium for Cigna Medicare Select Plus Rx  Diabetes Heart (HMO SNP)Plan*

100%

$0

$0

75%

$0

$0

50%

$0

$0

25%

$0

$0

*This does not include any Medicare Part B premium you may have to pay.

Cigna Medicare Select Plus Rx Plan premiums include coverage for both medical services and prescription drug coverage.

If you aren’t getting extra help, you can see if you qualify by calling:

  • 1-800-Medicare of TTY/TDD users call 1-877-486-2048 (24 hours a day/7 days a week),
  • Your State Medicaid Office, or
  • The Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. TTY/TDD users should call 1-800-325-0778 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Best available evidence

If you are eligible for Medicaid and you believe our information about your Medicaid eligibility is incorrect, you may be able to submit evidence of your current Medicaid status. Please call Cigna Medicare at 1-855-298-4384 (TTY 711) or visit the CMS website to find out more.

Medicare and Social Security Online Info:

Interested in more information? You can find additional details about "Extra Help" by visiting the following links:

Medicare Online – Extra Help

Social Security Online – Extra Help