Extra Help With Drug Costs

You may be eligible to save money on medical and drug costs. Programs Include:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare Savings Program
  • Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy
  • State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

For More Information on These Programs, Click Here.

Five Ways to Lower Your Costs During the Coverage Gap

  1. Consider Switching to Generics or Other Lower-Cost Drugs
    Talk to your doctor to find out if there are generic or less-expensive brand-name drugs that would work just as well as the ones you're taking now. You might also be able to save money by using mail-order pharmacies.
  2. Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
    Some pharmaceutical companies offer help for people enrolled in Medicare Part D.
  3. State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
    Many states and the U.S. Virgin Islands offer help paying drug plan premiums and/or other drug costs.
  4. Apply for Extra Help
    Medicare and Social Security have a program for people with limited income and resources that helps you pay for your prescription drugs. If you qualify, you could pay between $1-$6 for each drug.
Apply with Social Security by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov or by calling 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.
  5. Explore National and Community-Based Charitable Programs National and local charitable groups (like the National Patient Advocate Foundation or the National Organization for Rare Disorders) may have programs that can help with your drug costs.

Assistance Programs