Extra Help is a federal program that assists with prescription drug plan premiums, annual deductibles, and co-payments.
Medicare Savings Programs
These programs offer assistance from the state level to help pay Medicare premiums.
Medicare Advantage Plans
Also known as Medicare Part C, these plans are offered by private insurance companies who are contracted with Medicare to provide your Part A (hospital) benefits, your Part B (medical) benefits, and often times your Part D (prescription drug) benefits.
The term Dual Eligible refers to those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
Spend Down Explained
Also known as Excess Income or Surplus Income, this program is intended for those with an income slightly over the monthly income limit to qualify for Medicaid. It is intended for, and most beneficial to, those with high medical bills.