Low-Income Subsidy

Extra help to pay for your medications

If you have limited income, you may be eligible for extra help from Medicare to pay for prescription medicine. This help is called Low-Income Subsidy (LIS).

If you qualify for extra help, see what your monthly plan premium (PDF) will cost.

The AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Care (HMO-SNP) premium includes coverage for both medical services and prescription drugs.

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

  • 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227) (TTY 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Your state Medicaid office.
  • The Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions, please call Member Services at 1-866-533-5490 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., from April 1 to September 30; or seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., from October 1 to March 31.

State pharmaceutical assistance programs

A state pharmaceutical assistance program (SPAP) provides state-funded prescription drug assistance to people who need help paying for their monthly prescription drug plan premiums, deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. For most programs, members must meet specific income guidelines and additional requirements that vary by state.