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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

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

How to apply for Extra Help 

Apply online

Or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or TTY: 1-800-325-0778, Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 7 PM

Aetna members can receive help applying for Extra Help. To get help with your application, call "My Advocate" at 1-866-706-6757 (TTY: 711). They’re available Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET. "My Advocate" is a service offered by an independent company.

Learn more about Extra Help 


       GRP_4006_1851_M Approved 10/2018
       Page last updated: Dec 19, 2019

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