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Bridging the Coverage Gap

This page contains several resources that are designed to help people with Medicare manage and reduce their out-of-pocket costs if they reach the coverage gap in their Part D prescription drug coverage.  These resources include general information and guidance that are suitable for reproducing as hand-outs, as well as links to on-line tools that can help people find programs for their specific drugs or home state that might help them pay their costs during the gap.

5 Ways to Lower Your Costs During the Coverage Gap: (See Related Links Inside CMS)

  1. Consider Switching to Generics or Lower-Cost Drugs
  2. Explore national and community-based charitable programs
  3. Look into Patient Assistance Programs
  4. Look at State Programs
  5. Apply for Extra Help