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$$ Money Savers

 

 
This page provides links to potential money savers. We hope these will be of benefit to you or to someone you know. 
If you would like to share other money savers, email us the information at mvcasheboro@yahoo.com.
 

Medical Financial Assistance Programs

It is the policy of UNC Health Care to provide medically necessary health care to the citizens of North Carolina, regardless of their ability to pay.

If you do not have insurance, or are concerned about paying for your medical bill, please call our Charitable Care Coordinator Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (919) 966-3425(919) 966-3425. Service representatives are located in the admitting office in the lobby of N.C. Memorial Hospital. We may be able to help you. All of our services are confidential. You can call and find out if there is a sliding scale discount doctor and/or hospital located in your area.

www.unchealthcare.org/site/healthpatientcare/patient/other/financial.htm 
or call 919-966-3425919-966-3425 
Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Our Patient Financial Assistance program includes these components:

  • Community Care discount that allows any uninsured patient of any income level to receive a 35 percent discount for physician and hospital charges.
  • Charity Care Program that allows a qualifying patient with an income below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to only be responsible for a copay (at least $25 per primary care clinic visit, $35 for specialist clinic visit, $50 per Emergency Department visit and $100 per admission).
  • Catastrophic Care Program that allows eligible patients who do not qualify for charity care and who have incurred significant hospital and physician costs to have their medical debt reduced to 20% of their yearly income.
 

UNC Health Care Pharmacy Assistance Policy

The UNC Pharmacy Assistance Program ensures that North Carolina residents who receive care at UNC Health Care, lack prescription benefits, and have income less than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are able to obtain necessary prescription medications. 

All patients are asked to pay co-payments of at least $2 - $4 per prescription. Sliding scale discounts are available to qualifying patients with no prescription benefits and incomes up to 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Patients must request assistance through a Pharmacy Assistance Counselor at the UNC Outpatient Pharmacies and complete an application to be qualified for assistance.

 

www.assurancewireless.com
or call 1-800-898-48881-800-898-4888 FREE for free cell phone.
(You get 250 free minutes each month.)
 
 
This service is available in North Carolina. You may qualify for Assurance Wireless if you participate in any of the following government programs:

    
  
    
 
 Medicaid
 
 
 Food Stamps/SNAP
 
 
 Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
 
 
 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
 
 
 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8
 
 
 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
 
 
 National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program
 

OR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Your household income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.
 
 
 
 
Persons in Family or Household
48 Contiguous States and D.C.
Alaska
Hawaii
1
$14,621
$18,266
$16,821
2
$19,670
$24,584
$22,626
3
$24,719
$30,902
$28,431
4
$29,768
$37,220
$34,236
5
$34,817
$43,538
$40,041
6
$39,866
$49,856
$45,846
7
$44,915
$56,174
$51,651
8
$49,964
$62,492
$57,456
For Each Additional Person, add
$5,049
$6,318
$5,805
 
 
 

                                                                                                                                                      

 Prescription Drug Assistance Available for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

RALEIGH— 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.

The Relay for Extra Help campaign is a statewide effort to find and enroll eligible North Carolinians in Medicare cost-savings programs. There are more than 70,000 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. 

“This assistance is available to many North Carolinians who aren't even aware of it," said Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. “Our goal is to relay this message to every town in the state, find these folks and get them enrolled so they can begin receiving help with their Medicare prescription drug costs.”

Randolph County Senior Adults Association can help Medicare beneficiaries in Randolph County with the enrollment process for Extra Help.  Certified SHIIP Coordinators, Margie DiDona and Lisa Alley are available Monday-Thursday from 8:30-4:00 at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Adult REC at 345 W. Salisbury Street in Asheboro.  Margie and Lisa can be reached at 336-625-3389336-625-3389.

To qualify for Extra Help, a Medicare beneficiary must meet certain income, resource and asset level requirements. The income and asset limits for Extra Help are $1,471.25 per month with assets up to $13,640 if you are single, and $1,991.25 per month with assets up to $27,250 if you are married.

SHIIP, a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, has volunteers in all 100 counties in North Carolina who offer one-on-one counseling and provide free, unbiased information about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage and health plan options and long-term care insurance. To contact SHIIP, call 1-855-408-12121-855-408-1212 FREE or visit www.ncshiip.com.

 
  

www.lusciniahealth.com/default.aspx 
or call 1.866.368.98071.866.368.9807 FREE (drug savings card)
or call 1.800.736.99421.800.736.9942 FREE (dental and medical plans).


If you are one of the millions of Americans tired of spending full price for prescription drugs, dentists, doctors and hospitals - we welcome you.
At Luscinia Health, we would like to help you save money on your health care.
 
The card advertises an average of 20% at your local pharmacy using the free Simple Savings Prescription Discount Card and greater on some prescription medicine. We know a family member who used the free card at a local participating drug store and saved $ 40 on the cost of one monthly medication. She found the card in a weekly advertising circular that came in the mail. Her hours at work have been reduced and the savings really helped.

  

www.thedebtdoc.com
or call 336-633-1845336-633-1845   (local office is at 513-C White Oak Street, Asheboro NC)

Talk to Stephanie at the Asheboro office to setup a free appointment. Consumer Credit Counseling Service is a division of Family Service of the Piedmont. Our goal is to assist families and individuals resolve financial problems by avoiding bankruptcy through budget counseling, credit counseling, housing counseling, and debt solver programs. Through these efforts we can help you to achieve your financial goals and regain a sense of financial well being. All counseling services through CCCS are free of charge. Our Debt Solver Program is a viable alternative to bankruptcy, providing a consolidated and responsible way to pay creditors and become debt free within 48-60 months.