Skip to main content

Extra Help Paying for Prescriptions

Get help paying for your Medicare prescription drug costs 

The Extra Help program is for those with limited income and resources. It helps pay for Medicare prescription drug costs. If you qualify for Extra Help, you’ll: 

  • Get help paying your Medicare drug plan’s monthly premium, yearly deductible, coinsurance, and copayments
  • Have no coverage gap
  • Have no late enrollment penalty
  • Have the chance to switch plans at any time

Premium for Innovation Health members with Extra Help

You pay a lower plan premium if you qualify for Extra Help. The level of Extra Help you get determines your monthly plan premium. 

You may qualify if you have up to $18,090 in yearly income ($24,360 for a married couple) and up to $13,820 in resources ($27,600 for a married couple).

How to apply for Extra Help 

Apply online

Or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or TTY: 1-800-325-0778, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Innovation Health members can receive help applying for government assistance programs. To get help with your application, call "My Advocate" at 1-877-839-1017 (TTY: 1-855-368-9643). They’re available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. "My Advocate" is a service offered by an independent company.

Learn more about Extra Help 

Disclaimers

Innovation Health is a HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. 

See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area.

Innovation Health Medicare’s pharmacy network includes limited lower cost, preferred pharmacies in: rural Maine, rural Missouri and rural South Dakota. The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use.

For up-to-date information about our network pharmacies, including pharmacies with preferred cost sharing, members please call the number on your ID card, non-members please call 1-866-471-9374 (TTY: 711) or consult the online pharmacy directory at http://www.innovationhealthmedicare.com/pharmacyhelp.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.

The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. 

Members who get “Extra Help” are not required to fill prescriptions at preferred network pharmacies in order to get Low Income Subsidy (LIS) copays.  

       Y0123_4006_10831 Approved 12/7/2017

       Page last updated: Aug 28, 2018

You are now leaving the Innovation Health Medicare website.

The information you will be accessing is provided by another organization or vendor. If you do not intend to leave our site, please click Close.

Close Continue >
You are now leaving the Innovation Health Medicare website.

The information you will be accessing is provided by another organization or vendor. If you do not intend to leave our site, please click Close.

Close Continue
You are now leaving our Medicare website.

You are leaving our Medicare website and going to our non-Medicare website. If you do not intend to leave our site, please click 'Close.'

 

Close Continue
Log in or register on our secure member website

We'll forward you to My Innovation Health. Here you can:

  • - Send a secure message to Member Services
  • - Check your claims
  • - Get an ID card
  • - And more

Cancel Continue
Doctors & Hospitals

Select your plan: 

Close Continue >
Mental Health Providers

Select your plan:

Close