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Help with Medicare Costs

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Help with Drug Costs

If you have limited income and resources, you may be able to save on your Medicare and Part D premiums and copayments.  You can apply for this help any time. 

If you are already receiving benefits under the Medicaid program and are on Medicare you automatically qualify for these benefits.  SHIIP--SMP counselors can assist you with the application process.  Call 1-800-351-4664 (TTY 1-800-735-2942) to find a counselor near you.

Even if you do not qualify for Extra Help, there are other ways you may also be able to save. 

  • Consider switching to drugs that cost less, or ask your doctor if there are generic, over-the counter, or less expensive brand-name drugs that could work just as well as the ones you are taking now. 
  • Check to see if the manufacturers of the drugs you take offer a Pharmaceutical Assistance Program https://www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/Index.aspx