Save with drug discount cards

Save with drug discount cards Medicare-approved drug discount cards may save consumers from 10 to 70 percent off the cost of medications.

In addition, individuals who meet low-income guidelines may be able to get a $600 credit to help cover drug costs.

South Dakota State University Extension Family Resource Management Specialist Liz Gorham said a Medicare recipient would likely be eligible to receive the $600 credit if he or she is single and has an annual income of $12,569 or less; or is married with an annual income of $16,863 or less.

However, she added that the money is prorated, so only those who sign up by March 31 will get the full $600.

Ask at your county Extension office for more details about Medicare-approved drug discount cards. Or call the Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) office at 1-800-536-8197. Information is also available by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

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