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Limited Income NET (LINET)


LINET is a Medicare program (administered by Humana), that provides immediate prescription coverage for Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for “Extra Help” and have no prescription drug coverage. Enrollment in LINET is temporary, usually for 1 to 2 months providing you the opportunity to choose your own plan. LINET also provides reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses during eligible periods. The benefits of the program include:
  • Immediate, temporary (1-2 months) prescription coverage
  • No premiums
  • Co-Pays: Based on “Extra Help” level
  • Covers all Medicare Part D approved medications
  • Use any pharmacy in good standing
  • Standard Part D safety edits and restrictions apply
  • Retroactive reimbursement available for out-of-pocket expenses during eligible periods
How do I apply?
Most beneficiaries are auto enrolled into the LINET program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Be on the lookout for important communications from (CMS) and LINET.

If you have not received communication from LINET and need a prescription filled:
  • Take your prescription and Medicare ID card to your pharmacy
  • Ask your pharmacist to submit your claim to LINET using BIN: 015599 and PCN: 05440000.
  • If you have questions or your pharmacist needs assistance call the helpdesk at (800) 783-1307
If you have already paid out of pocket for prescriptions during LINET eligible periods, you can submit your receipts for reimbursement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for this program if you are eligible for Medicare Part D and the Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) also known as "Extra Help". This includes people are enrolled in Medicare and:

  • full Medicaid benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) but not Medicaid
  • Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) but not full Medicaid (QMB, SLMB, or QI)
You must also not have a prescription coverage plan, including:
  • Other Part D plans
  • Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) plan
  • Part C or Medicare Advantage plan which does not allow concurrent enrollment in a Part D plan
Finally, you must have not opted of Medicare’s auto assignment process.

Who should I contact?

LINET Helpdesk
Toll-Free: (800) 783-1307