Do you qualify for extra help with your prescription drugs? 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 will get help paying for any Medicare drug plan's monthly premium, yearly deductible, and prescription co-payments. If you qualify, this extra help will count toward your out-of-pocket costs.
People with limited income and resources may qualify for extra help one of two ways:
- You automatically qualify for extra help and don't need to apply, or
- You manually apply and then qualify for extra help.
The amount of extra help you get will depend on your income and resources.
If you are not already receiving this additional assistance, you should contact 1-800-MEDICARE (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
Refer to your Evidence of Coverage for additional details on "extra help"/Low Income Assistance (LIS). The LIS premium chart will show you what your monthly plan premiums would be if you get extra help.
To view the LIS premium chart, select your state and county below, then click OUR 2018 PLANS. Click View Details for the plan you are interested in. The LIS premium chart is on the right side of the page.