Many consumers are not aware that help affording their prescription medications is
available from both public and private sources. Many private programs allow
applicants to make up to 400-500% of the Federal Poverty Limit, so don't make the
mistake of assuming you make too much money to qualify. If you would like to see
where your income falls on the FPL scale, click here. For a brief summary of some of
these various assistance programs, please see below.
Please note that reputable assistance programs will never ask you for credit card, bank account or payment information.
Administered by the Social Security
Administration, and also known a the
Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) the Extra
Help program is a benefit estimated to
be worth approximately $5,300 per
year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a
person must be receiving Medicare,
have limited resources and income, and
reside in one of the 50 States or the
District of Columbia. To learn more or
find out if you qualify, please visit the
Social Security website by clicking
A collaboration of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the Medicine Assistance Tool is clearinghouse for information on public
and private sources of prescription
assistance for consumers of any age.
Simply enter the name of the
medication you are seeking assistance
for and some basic demographic
information, and MAT will create a list
of programs you may qualify for. To
learn more or visit the MAT.org website,
by clicking here.
The Healthwell Foundation is a
charitable organization that provides
grants for certain medications and
therapies to cover coinsurance,
copayments, health care premiums and
deductibles. HealthWell relies solely on
donations to keep funds open, so once
the funds for a certain disease state
have been exhausted for the year, the
fund closes to new applicants. To nd
out if your condition is covered or if you
qualify, please visit the Healthwell
Foundation website by clicking here.
The Patient Access Network Foundation also offers financial assistance and grants for certain medications and therapies to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles. Like Healthwell, PAN Foundation relies solely on donations to keep funds open, so once the funds for a certain disease state have been exhausted for the year, the fund closes to new applicants. To find out if your condition is covered or if you qualify, please visit the PAN Foundation website by clicking here.
A charitable pharmacy with a mission to provide necessary medications and
pharmaceutical care to those unable to pay, Faith Community Pharmacy has served
over 6,000 clients in ten Northern Kentucky counties since 2002. If you are a resident
of Northern Kentucky and need help obtaining your prescription medications, please visit their website by clicking here.
More than just a source of prescription assistance, BenefitsCheckUp® is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA). It is the nation’s most comprehensive online tool to connect older adults to benefits from health and prescription assistance, to food and utilities, veterans benefits and long-term care.
Every year, billions of dollars in benefits programs go unclaimed because older adults don't know they’re eligible or how to apply. To learn more, visit the BenefitsCheckUp site by clicking here.
We do not offer every plan available in your area. Currently, we represent four organizations which offer approximately forty-five plans in the NKY/Cincinnati area. Please contact Medicare.gov, 1–800–MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) to get information on all of your options.
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