Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. Ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
Medicare Part D helps you pay for prescription medicines. You don’t have to get Part D if you have Medicare, but if you take prescription medicines, it can help you save money.
Here are some important things to know about Medicare Part D:
The Extra Help program (also called Low Income Subsidy or LIS) helps people with low-income pay certain out-of-pocket Medicare Part D costs like co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles, and premiums.
Here are some important things to know about Extra Help:
Some people get Extra Help automatically:
The Medicare Part D coverage gap (also called the donut hole) is a temporary change in prescription drug coverage for people with Medicare Part D plans.
Here are some important things to know about the Medicare coverage gap:
Not everyone goes into a coverage gap. The amount of money it takes to go into and get out of the coverage gap depends on the cost of your medications.
If you get Extra Help, you never go into the coverage gap.
There are some ways you can avoid or delay entering the gap. And if you do have a coverage gap, there are things you can do to save money while you’re in it.
You can find out more about saving money by using mail-order pharmacies, generic, or less-expensive brand-name drugs online at www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
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Medicare.gov. Find a Medicare plan. Accessed July 28th, 2023. https://www.medicare.gov/plan-compare/#/?year=2023&lang=en.
Medicare.gov. How to get prescription drug coverage. Published 2019. Accessed July 28th, 2023. https://www.medicare.gov/drug-coverage-part-d/how-to-get-prescription-drug-coverage
Medicare.gov. Joining a plan. Accessed July 28th, 2023. https://www.medicare.gov/basics/get-started-with-medicare/get-more-coverage/joining-a-plan
Medicare.gov. Drug coverage (part D). Published 2019. Accessed July 28th, 2023. https://www.medicare.gov/drug-coverage-part-d
Last Revised: September 30, 2023