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Lesson 10: Help with Medical and Drug Costs

Help with Medical and Drug Costs

You may be eligible to save money on medical and drug costs with these programs:

Other Ways to Lower Your Prescription Drug Costs

  • Look into generic drugs. Ask your doctor if there are generics that will work as well as your current prescriptions.
  • Ask your doctor about less expensive brand-name drugs.
  • Consider using mail-order pharmacies.
  • Use the Medicare Plan Finder to compare Medicare drug plans to find a plan with lower costs.
(Source: Medicare)
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Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy


 
https://secure.ssa.gov/i1020/start

Phone: 1-800-772-1213
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Nationwide Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   If you are able to get Medicare's Part D drug coverage, and have limited income and savings, you may be able to get "Extra Help" from the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help).  This program provides help to pay for y... read more
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Medicare.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Baltimore , MD  21244-1850
http://www.medicare.gov

Phone: 1-800-633-4227
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Nationwide Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   Medicare.gov has all of the information and tools you need for questions or help with Medicare. You can: enroll in Medicare online compare and enroll in Medicare health or prescription plans find and compare doctors check to see if a test... read more
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Patient Assistance Programs


 
http://www.pparx.org/

Phone: 1-888-477-2669
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Nationwide Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   Many drug manufacturers have programs that help people with limited incomes afford their medicines.  these are called "Patient Assistance Program or PAPs.  Through these programs, many drug manufacturers offer the drugs they make for free, or at a di... read more
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Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore , MD  21244
http://www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/Index.aspx

Phone: N/A
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Nationwide Contracted Provider:
Description:   Some drug companies have Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (PAPs) that help people pay for the drugs they make. Use Medicare's search tool to find out more about PAPs and see if any programs are available for the drugs you're taking.  H... read more
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State Pharmceutical Assistance Programs


 
http://www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/state-programs.aspx

Phone: N/A
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Statewide Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   Some states have State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (SPAPs) that help people pay for prescription drug based on financial need, age, or medical condition. How to Apply for SPAPs Each SPAP has different rules about eligibility, how to appl... read more

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