Medicare Extra Help | Ascension Complete

Medicare's "Extra Help" Program

 

Medicare provides "Extra Help" to pay prescription drug costs for people who have limited income and resources. Resources include your savings and stocks, but not your home or car. If you qualify, you will get help paying for your Medicare prescription drug plan's monthly premium, yearly deductible, prescription co-payments and coinsurance. This Extra Help also counts toward your out-of-pocket costs.

Some people automatically qualify for Extra Help and don't need to apply. Medicare mails a letter to people who automatically qualify for Extra Help.

To see if you qualify for getting Extra Help call:

  • 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users call 1-877-486-2048.  Get information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also visit www.medicare.gov (By clicking on this link you will be leaving the Ascension Complete website.) to view a copy of the 'Medicare and You' handbook- see section 'Programs for People with Limited Income and Resources'; or
  • The Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users call 1-800-325-0778; or
  • Your State Medicaid Office

After you apply, you will get a letter letting you know if you qualify for Extra Help and what you need to do next.

Premiums, copays, coinsurance and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details.

Level of Extra Help (Low Income Subsidy)

Please select the document for your plan and county:

Plan Name CMS # County Low Income Subsidy (LIS)
Ascension Complete St. Vincent's Reward (HMO) H8225 - 001 Baker, Clay, Duval & Nassau
Ascension Complete Sacred Heart Reward (HMO) H8225 - 002 Escambia and Santa Rosa
Ascension Complete St. Vincent's Secure (HMO) H8225 -003 Baker, Clay, Duval and Nassau
Ascension Complete Sacred Heart Secure (HMO) H8225 - 004 Escambia and Santa Rosa
Plan Name CMS#  County Low Income Subsidy
Ascension Complete Illinois Reward (HMO) H7399-001 Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties
Ascension Complete Illinois Secure (HMO) H7399-002 Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties

Please select the document for your plan and county:

Plan Name CMS# County Low Income Subsidy
Ascension Complete Via Christi Reward (HMO) H5398-001 Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick counties
Ascension Complete Via Christi Reward (HMO) H5398-002 Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick counties

If you have questions please, contact Member Services.