What if I don’t qualify for extra help?
You can still choose and join a Medicare drug plan that meets your needs. You will have to pay the monthly premium
, yearly deductible
(some plans have no deductible), and a share of the cost of your prescriptions.
If you don’t qualify for extra help
now, you can apply or reapply later if your income and resources change.
Your state may have programs that provide help paying your prescription drug costs. Contact your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid
) office or State Health Insurance Assistance Program
(SHIP) for more information. See page 64 for the SHIP in your state. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit www.medicare.gov on the web for these telephone numbers.
TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
Compare Medicare drug plans to find one that meets your needs. Help is available.
This Website, Q1Medicare.com, also offers many tools to assist you in finding a Medicare Part D plan in your area.