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.
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
Last Updated: Tues Oct 1 2019
Bright Health plans are HMOs and PPOs with a Medicare contract. Bright Health’s New York D-SNP plan is an HMO with a Medicare contract and a Coordination of Benefits Agreement with New York State Department of Health. Our plans are issued through Bright Health Insurance Company or one of its affiliates. Bright Health Insurance Company is a Colorado Life and Health company that issues indemnity products, including EPOs offered through Medicare Advantage. An EPO is an exclusive provider organization plan that may be written on an HMO license in some states and on a Life and Health license in some states, including Colorado. 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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