Monthly Plan Premium for People who get Extra Help from Medicare to Help Pay for their Prescription Drug Costs.

Best Available Evidence (BAE)

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. The amount of extra help you get will determine your total monthly plan premium.

These tables show you what your monthly plan premium will be if you get extra help.

2018 Low Income Subsidy
Your level of
extra help
Monthly Premium
Value (PDP)*
Monthly Premium
Enhanced (PDP)*














* This does not include any Medicare Part B premium you may have to pay.

If you aren't currently getting extra help, you can see if you qualify by calling:

  • 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day/7 days a week; or
  • The Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
  • Your State Medicaid Office.

If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at 1-877-853-7693 (TTY hearing impaired users call 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily, local time.

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