Financial Assistance Programs

What is APPRISE?

APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help all Pennsylvanians with Medicare. APPRISE counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information.

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Extra Help

Can help lower your prescription drug co-payments and premiums, and cover the cost of the coverage gap!

You may qualify if:

  • If you are single and have total monthly income of less than $1,595/month; and less than $14,610 in resources
  • If you are married and have a total monthly income of less than $2,155/month; and less than $29,160 in resources

*There are certain deductions taken for Extra Help. You may qualify even if you are above these limits.

Medicare Savings Program

Can help you with the payment of your Part B premium!

You may qualify if:

  • If you are single and have a total monthly income of less than $1,436/month; and less than $7,860 in resources
  • If you are married and have a total monthly income of less than $1,940/month; and less than $11,800 in resources

*Medicare Savings Programs can possibly help with the payment of your Medicare Part A and Part B cost-sharing. There are certain deductions taken for Medicare Savings Programs. You may qualify even if you are above these limits.

Call 717.240.6110 or 1.800.783.7067 to connect with the APPRISE Program for free Medicare assistance.

APPRISE is a free service provided by the PA Department of Aging, and is funded in whole or part by grant number 2001PAMIAA-00 through the ACL.