Additional Help - the Low Income Subsidy
There is an additional benefit for individuals who receive both Medicare and a Medicare Savings Program. People who receive benefits from these programs are also eligible for the Low Income Subsidy (LIS), also called “Extra Help.” The LIS helps pay for Medicare Part D prescription coverage premiums, yearly deductibles, and co-insurance or co-pays.
This program is a great opportunity for individuals on ConnPACE and Medicare who are losing their ConnPACE benefits as of July 1, 2011, due to a legislative change in the Connecticut state budget. We encourage individuals in this group to take advantage of the Medicare Savings Program to help lower their Medicare costs.
Content Last Modified on 6/15/2011 8:31:15 AM