“Extra Help” lowers Medicare prescription drug costs

Many older adults and people with disabilities on Medicare struggle with prescription drug costs, especially if they take expensive medications or hit the “donut hole” at some point during the year. The good news is that help is available with Medicare prescription drug costs. Individuals can apply for this help at any time during the … Read more…

Medicare Buy-In helps low-income seniors pay for Medicare costs

(Part 1 in a series.) Many low-income older adults struggle with the cost sharing that comes with Medicare. A program called “Medicare Buy-In” helps Medicare beneficiaries pay their Part B premium. For most beneficiaries, the $104.90 premium is automatically deducted from their Social Security benefit. Those who are new to Medicare Part B or chose … Read more…