Prescription Drug Low Income Subsidy
Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Some people with limited resources and income are eligible for Extra Help to pay for the costs—monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co–payments—related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. To qualify for Extra Help:
- You must reside in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
- Your resources must be limited to $12,640 for an individual or $25,260 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks, and bonds. Social Security does not count your house and car as resources; and
- Your annual income must be limited to $16,335 for an individual or $22,065 for a married couple living together. Even if your annual income is higher, you still may be able to get some help. Some examples where your income may be higher are if you or your spouse:
- Support other family members who live with you;
- Have earnings from work; or
- Live in Alaska or Hawaii
If you get extra help from Medicare to help pay for your Medicare prescription drug plan costs, your ATRIO monthly plan premium and prescription drug copays will be lower than what it would be if you did not get extra help from Medicare. The amount of extra help you get will determine your total monthly plan premium and prescription drug copays as a member of our Plan. See the document available below for the premium and copays amounts you would pay if you received extra help.
To apply for Low Income Subsidy:
Information on Best Available Evidence for Low Income Subsidy:
Page last modified December 17, 2013