Receive Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs
People with limited resources and income may qualify for Extra Help to pay for their prescription drug costs. Extra Help is referred to as a low income subsidy (LIS) and helps pay for a part of your Part D monthly premium, annual deductible, and copayments.
If you get Extra Help from Medicare to help pay for your Medicare prescription drug plan costs, your monthly plan premium will be lower than what it would be if you did not get Extra Help from Medicare—unless your plan premium is already $0.
The amount of Extra Help you get determines your monthly plan premium as a member of Sentara Medicare. Extra Help does not include any Medicare Part B premium you may have to pay.
You may be able to get Extra Help to pay for your prescription drug premiums and costs. To see if you qualify for Extra Help call:
- The Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. TTY/TDD users should call 1-800-325-0778 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also apply at your local Social Security Office.
- 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or TTY/TDD users call 1-877-486-2048 (twenty-four (24) hours a day/seven (7) days a week).
- Your State Medicaid Office.
If you have any questions, please call Sentara Medicare member services at 1-800-927-6048 (TYY: 711). October 1–March 31 | 7 days a week | 8 a.m.–8 p.m. April 1–September 30 | Monday–Friday | 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sentara Medicare Plans
Sentara Medicare offers all-in-one Medicare Advantage plans with both medical and prescription drug coverage. Our plans provide more coverage than Original Medicare with benefits including a monthly grocery allowance*, a quarterly over-the-counter products allowance, dental, vision, and hearing allowances, and SilverSneakers®.
*Members with chronic condition(s) that meet certain criteria may be eligible for this special supplemental benefit. This benefit is not available to Sentara Medicare Prime (HMO) or Sentara Medicare Savings (HMO) members.