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Extra Help Prescription Costs

HealthChoice SilverScript Medicare Supplement Plans - Extra Help Paying for Prescription Costs

Medicare Low Income Subsidy Information

People with limited incomes may get Extra Help from Medicare, known as the Low-Income Subsidy, paying for prescription drug costs, including premiums, deductibles and copays. To learn more or apply, call Social Security toll-free at 800-772-1213. TTY users call toll-free 800-325-0778. More information is also available at You can also call Medicare toll-free at 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227). TTY users call toll-free 877-486-2048.

After you apply for Extra Help, you will get a letter letting you know whether or not you qualify and what you need to do next. You may receive full or partial help depending on your income, family size and resources. Be aware that if you qualify for Extra Help, some of the information in this handbook will not apply to you.