Enter your ZIP code to learn about the CarePlus Medicare Advantage plans in your area, or call us at 1-855-605-6171; TTY: 711.
Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and assets may be eligible for assistance from state and federal programs that pay for all or part of a beneficiary’s monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and copayments/coinsurance. Many beneficiaries are eligible for these savings and do not even know it.
The CarePlus Social Services team helps members apply for public assistance through a variety of state and federal programs. We encourage you to call CarePlus if you think you may qualify for public assistance, even if you are not sure. We can provide you with assistance in processing the applications at no additional cost to you. For more information, please call our Social Services team at 1-855-392-3900. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. TTY users should call 711.
We make this voluntary process available at no cost for our members. Members are not obligated to provide any personal information. We only share personal information we receive with the state and federal agencies directly responsible for determining eligibility. Membership in the plan is not affected if members do not provide information; however, information regarding Medicaid status may be needed to confirm dual eligibility. CarePlus provides only an initial eligibility screening. The appropriate state or federal agency will make the final eligibility determination. If members do not agree with our initial screening, they can apply directly at a state or federal office.
Members also can apply for public assistance directly with the sponsoring agency.
CarePlus proudly serves the community as a Department of Children and Families (link opens in new window), ACCESS Florida Partner. You may apply, report any changes, or complete an updated review for Public Assistance Benefits with us for:
*The Florida Department of Children and Families is the designated state agency to determine eligibility for program services/benefits.
Determine if you are eligible or to apply (link opens in new window)
1-866-76-ACCESS or 1-866-762-2237
TTY users should call 711 or 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CarePlus Health Plans Forms
PDFAuthorization to Represent and to Release of Information – English (PDF opens in new window)
PDFAuthorization to Represent and to Release of Information – Spanish (PDF opens in new window)
Extra Help is a Medicare program to help people pay for prescription drug costs. This program is also referred to as a Low-Income Subsidy (LIS).
To be eligible for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs, you must:
Assets that do not count toward determining eligibility for Extra Help/LIS include:
Income that does not count toward determining eligibility for Extra Help/LIS includes:
**Eligibility requirements and benefit amounts vary by state and federal program, and are subject to change. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annually publishes resource and income levels for “Extra Help.” The Social Security Administration makes all eligibility determinations; CarePlus does not make determinations about eligibility for state and federal programs.
To be eligible for Florida Medicaid benefits through the Medicare Savings Programs, which are part of the State Medicaid Program (Dual Eligibility status***), you must:
***The Florida Department of Children and Families is the designated state agency to determine eligibility for program services/benefits.
+A $20 general income exclusion is included in the income amounts.
Website: www.Medicare.gov (link opens in new window)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(SHINE Florida SHIP - SMP)
Department of Elder Affairs
Website: www.FloridaShine.org (link opens in new window)
Address: 4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 270
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Website: www.SSA.gov (link opens in new window)
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call Wednesday through Friday, before 10 am or after 3 pm .during the second half of the month.)
https://www.ssa.gov/agency/contact/phone.html (link opens in new window)
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
Website: www.rrb.gov(link opens in new window)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Address: 844 North Rush Street
Chicago IL, 60611-1275
AuntBertha - Local Resources to Help Families
MyFloridaMyFamily has partnered with AuntBertha to develop an online platform that is providing counties with a comprehensive directory of local resources that will help strengthen families.
To access, first visit https://myfloridamyfamily.com/(link opens in new window), select “I Need Help”, and search by ZIP Code to locate resources near you.
The Social Services department brochures below summarize the information included on this Web page.
PDFSocial Services Department Brochure – English (link opens in new window)
PDFSocial Services Department Brochure – Spanish (link opens in new window)