Medicare Extra Help |

Medicare's "Extra Help" Program

 

Medicare provides "Extra Help" to pay prescription drug costs for people who have limited income and resources. Resources include your savings and stocks, but not your home or car. If you qualify, you will get help paying for your Medicare prescription drug plan's monthly premium, yearly deductible, prescription co-payments and coinsurance. This Extra Help also counts toward your out-of-pocket costs.

Some people automatically qualify for Extra Help and don't need to apply. Medicare mails a letter to people who automatically qualify for Extra Help.

To see if you qualify for getting Extra Help call:

  • 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users call 1-877-486-2048.  Get information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also visit www.medicare.gov (By clicking on this link you will be leaving the Allwell from Arkansas Health and Wellness website.) to view a copy of the 'Medicare and You' handbook- see section 'Programs for People with Limited Income and Resources'; or
  • The Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users call 1-800-325-0778; or
  • Your State Medicaid Office

After you apply, you will get a letter letting you know if you qualify for Extra Help and what you need to do next.

Premiums, copays, coinsurance and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details.

Please select the document for your plan and county:

For HMO Members:

Plan Name  CMS# County Low Income Subsidy
Allwell Medicare (HMO) H9630-001 Benton, Carroll, Clay, Cleburne, Crawford, Cross, Franklin, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence, Logan, Madison, Mississippi, Newton, Perry, Poinsett, Prairie, Randolph, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff and Yell
Allwell Medicare (HMO) H9630-002 Clark, Conway, Craighead, Faulkner, Garland, Greene, Hot Spring, Lonoke, Pope, Pulaski and Saline
Allwell Medicare Premier (HMO) H9630-003 Benton and Washington
Allwell Medicare (HMO) H9630-004

Baxter, Boone, Marion
Allwell Medicare Premier (HMO) H9630-005

Baxter, Boone, Marion
Allwell Medicare Premier (HMO) H9630-006 Benton, Carroll, Clay, Cleburne, Crawford, Cross, Franklin, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence, Logan, Madison, Mississippi, Newton, Perry, Poinsett, Prairie, Randolph, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff, Yell.

If you have questions please, contact Member Services.