Saving money on health care costs: Extra Help
If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help program. You might be able to get help paying your Medicare drug plan’s monthly premiums, yearly deductibles, and prescription copayments. Drug costs in 2018 for most people who qualify will be no more than $3.35 for each generic drug and $8.35 for each brand-name drug.
Even if you’re not sure you’d qualify, it’s worth filling out an application. Many people with Medicare may be eligible for Extra Help but don’t know it. You or a family member could be one of them.
It’s easy and free to apply for Extra Help. Here’s how:
- Apply online.
- Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users can call 1‑800‑325‑0778.
- Apply at your local Social Security office.
Don’t wait—apply today to see if you qualify for some Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug costs.