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The Medicare Extra Help program

When you need a hand paying for prescription drug costs.

 

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Get the help you need

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Get the help you need

The Medicare Extra Help program is for those with limited income and resources. 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

Allina Health | Aetna Medicare members with Extra Help

Allina Health | Aetna Medicare members with Extra Help

Beginning January 1, 2021, 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 $19,320 in yearly income ($26,130 for a married couple) and up to $13,290 in resources ($26,520 for a married couple). Note: Amounts are for 2021 and may change in 2022. If your income and resources are slightly higher, you should still apply.

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Pick your plan to see your monthly plan premium:

 

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

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How to apply for Extra Help

Allina Health | Aetna Medicare members can receive help applying for government assistance programs. To get help with your application, call "My Advocate" at 1-888-566-6541 (TTY: 1-855-368-9643). They’re available Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET. "My Advocate" is a service offered by an independent company.

 

Apply online

 

You can also apply by calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or TTY: 1-800-325-0778, Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 7 PM.

 

Visit the Social Security Administration (SSA) website

 

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