Medicare Part D Extra Financial Help


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People with limited incomes may qualify for extra help to pay for their prescription drug costs. If you qualify, Medicare could pay for 75% or more of your drug costs including monthly prescription drug premiums, annual deductibles, and co-insurance. Additionally, those who qualify won't have a coverage gap or a late enrollment penalty. Many people are eligible for these savings and don't even know it. For more information about this extra help, contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778. You can also apply for extra help online at www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp.

Best Available Evidence Policy

Get more information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about the policy for applying for extra help and the documentation required. Best Available Evidence Policy .

Low Income Subsidy Premium

The premiums listed do not include the amount you pay for your Medicare Part B premium.

Your level of extra help Monthly premium for Blue Cross MedicareRx Value plan Monthly premium for Blue Cross MedicareRx Plus plan
100% $8.10 $65.00
75% $15.80 $72.70
50% $23.50 $80.40
25% $31.30 $88.20

The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year.

To learn if you qualify for extra help, contact:

Medicare

1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

Hearing or speech impaired 1-877-486-2048
24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Social Security Administration

1-800-772-1213

Hearing or speech impaired 1-800-325-0778
7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday


Your Illinois Medicaid Office

Resources include savings and stocks, but not your home or car. Qualifications are established by the Federal government and subject to change annually.