Get help enrolling in the federal Extra Help program

Published 2:12 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Volunteers

Medicare beneficiaries who have limited incomes and assets may be eligible for Extra Help to pay for their prescription drugs. The federal Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) program, also known as Extra Help, assists qualified Medicare beneficiaries with out-of-pocket expenses associated with Medicare Part D prescription drugs.

Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Volunteers are holding an event to educate people about the Extra Help program and help eligible Medicare beneficiaries enroll.

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Tuesday, September 26

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Polk County Library at 1289 West Mills St., Columbus

There are more than 80,000 Medicare beneficiaries in North Carolina who may be eligible for help but have yet to apply. SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program and a division of the N.C. Department of Insurance, is joining with partners around the state to help beneficiaries understand and apply for Extra Help.

More information is available at

– submitted by Donna Carson