Extra Help for Medicare Costs.


Extra Help, Low Income Subsidy (LIS), program.

Extra Help, or LIS, is a government program that helps cover prescription drug costs for certain eligible Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes, including monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. The amount of subsidy depends on your income compared to the Federal Poverty Level and resource limitations set by the Social Security Act.

Call or go online to check your Extra Help eligibility.

Medicare:

  • 1-800-Medicare (800-633-4227) (TTY/TDD users call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Social Security:

Best Available Evidence

If you believe you qualify for Extra Help and are currently paying an incorrect amount for your prescription drugs, we can help. Please contact Member Services at the phone number listed on the back of your ID card. We’ll explain how to provide us with evidence that meets CMS’ Best Available Evidence (BAE) policy for Extra Help.

Learn more about CMS’ BAE policy at: CMS.gov 

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Last Updated: Fri Nov 23 2018

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Bright Health plans are HMOs and PPOs with a Medicare contract. Our plans are issued through Bright Health Insurance Company or one of its affiliates. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 844-667-5502 | TTY:711 for more information.

The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.

Medicare beneficiaries may also enroll in Bright Health Medicare Advantage plans through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at http://www.medicare.gov 

Bright Health Medicare Advantage plans are plans with a network of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other providers. Out-of-network/noncontracted providers are under no obligation to treat Bright Health members, except in emergency situations.

Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services. You must generally use network pharmacies to fill your prescriptions for covered Part D drugs.

Other providers are available in our network. Most network providers participate through our Care Partner.

Bright Advantage Special Care (HMO SNP) has been approved by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to operate as a Special Needs Plan (SNP) through 2021 based on a review of Bright Advantage Special Care (HMO SNP) Model of Care.

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