Extra Help for Prescription Drug Costs

People with limited incomes may qualify for Extra Help to pay for their prescription drug costs. If you qualify, Medicare could pay for up to seventy-five (75) percent or more of your drug costs including monthly prescription drug premiums, annual deductibles, and coinsurance. Additionally, those who qualify will not be subject to the coverage gap or a late enrollment penalty. Many people are eligible for these savings and don’t even know it.

To see if you qualify for Extra Help, call:

• Medicare: (800) MEDICARE (800) 633-4227), 24/7. TTY users should call (877) 486-2048.
• Social Security Office: (800) 772-1213, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users, call (800) 325-0778
• Your state Medi-Cal/Medicaid office.
• Call Altegra at (866) 866-1785 to apply for low income assistance.

Call Member Services at 1-800-559-3500 for additional information. (TTY Users: 711). Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week from October 1 to March 31.

From April 1 to September 30 hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages received on holidays and outside of our business hours will be returned within one business day.