The Medicare 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:
Beginning January 1, 2019, those with Extra Help can switch plans once a quarter in the first nine months of the year.
You may qualify if you have up to $18,735 in yearly income ($25,365 for a married couple) and up to $14,390 in resources ($28,720 for a married couple). Note: Amounts are for 2019 and may change in 2020. If your income and resources are slightly higher, you should still apply.
Choose your state, county and plan name to view the Extra Help information for your plan.
Aetna members can receive help applying for government assistance programs. To get help with your application, call "My Advocate" at 1-866-706-6757 (TTY: 711). They’re available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. "My Advocate" is a service offered by an independent company.
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