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Managing Drug Costs in Medicare

Managing the costs of care, including prescription drug costs, is a major concern among family caregivers. Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Part D, who have limited income and resources, may be eligible for Medicare’s Low Income Subsidy (also known as “LIS” or “Extra Help”) for prescription drug costs. LIS helps beneficiaries pay for annual deductibles, monthly premiums and copayments or coinsurance associated with Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

NAC is proud to offer this virtual toolkit to help make family caregivers aware of this assistance for eligible Medicare Part D beneficiaries. 

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Download the “Extra Help” toolkit and related resources.
Additional information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on paying for medicines.

“Extra Help” Toolkit

The Extra Help Toolkit is intended to help caregiving coalitions and advocates educate family caregivers in their communities about how to pay for medicines under the Medicare program. These materials may be downloaded or printed and shared with family caregivers, including use at local conferences, meetings, and public events. This toolkit was developed by NAC with grant support from Eli Lilly and Company.

To download, use and share any of the files listed above, please complete the form below.

“Extra Help” Pocket Card
A quick reference tool on applying for Medicare’s Low Income Subsidy that can be distributed to family caregivers

“Extra Help” Fact Sheet
A one-page overview of coverage and eligibility requirements for Medicare Low’s-Income Subsidy program

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