Subsidies for people who need extra help

Best Available Evidence (BAE)

Monthly Plan Premium for People Who Receive Extra Help From Medicare to Help Pay for Their Prescription Drug Costs

If you receive extra help from Medicare to help pay for your Medicare prescription drug plan costs, your monthly plan premium will also be reduced. The amount of extra help you receive will determine your total monthly plan premium.

This table shows you what your monthly plan premium will be if you receive extra help. The premiums listed are for both medical and prescription drug benefits.

2019 Low Income Subsidy Rates
Your level of extra help Monthly Premium for
Blue Medicare Advantage
Classic  (HMO)*
Monthly Premium for
Blue Medicare Advantage
Plus  (HMO)*
Monthly Premium for
Blue Medicare Advantage
Standard (HMO)*
Availability by county Maricopa-Pinal and Pima Maricopa-Pinal Santa Cruz





















* This does not include any Medicare Part B premium you may have to pay.

If you are not getting extra help, you can see if you qualify by calling:

  • (800) Medicare or TTY/TDD users call (877) 486-2048 (24 hours a day/7 days a week)
  • The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) at (602) 417-5010, then press 1, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • The Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213. TTY/TDD users should call (800) 325-0778 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions, please call BCBSAZ Advantage at (800) 446-8331. TTY/TDD users call 711.