Medicare Q&A: What do I do if I need help paying for Medicare Part D Plan premiums, deductibles, and co-pays?

Medicare has a program called Extra Help to help reduce Part D premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and eliminate the coverage gap.  This program is income & resource based, even if your income & resources are slightly higher than the limits, you are encouraged to apply. There are other programs called State Pharmacy Assistance Programs that vary on a state-by-state basis.

You will need to check with your state to see if this program exists in your area.

You can find more information about this Program on the CLAIM website www.missouriclaim.org or by contacting your states’ State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). In Missouri the number is 1-800-390-3330

Missouri Rx is another program that can help save money on prescriptions.  Missouri Rx covers 50% of the Medicare Part D “gap” and pays 50% of the Medicare Part D Co-pays.

This is the only assistance program that does not count your resources.

To learn more about this program contact your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), go to our website Missouriclaim.org.

800.390.3330
1105 Lakeview Avenue
Columbia, MO 65201

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