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Low-Income Subsidy

Extra help to pay for your medications

If you have limited income, you may be eligible for extra help from Medicare to pay for prescription medicine. This help is called low-income subsidy (LIS).

If you qualify for extra help, see what your monthly plan premium (PDF) will cost.

The AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Care (HMO SNP) premium includes coverage for both medical services and prescription drugs.

If you aren't getting extra help, you can see if you qualify by calling:

  • 1-800-Medicare (TTY/TDD 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Your State Medicaid Office.
  • The Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY/TDD 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions, please call Member Services at 1-866-533-5490 (TTY/TDD 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

State pharmaceutical assistance programs

A state pharmaceutical assistance program (SPAP) provides state-funded prescription drug assistance to people who need help paying for their monthly prescription drug plan premiums, deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. For most programs, members must meet specific income guidelines and additional requirements that vary by state.

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