Worry Less and Age Better with BenefitsCheckUp

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has partnered with NCOA to connect you to local, state, and federal resources you may need such as food, housing and utilities. Start today by entering your zip code below to learn more about which programs are available to you and how to apply.

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What Is BenefitsCheckUp?

BenefitsCheckUp® is the nation’s most comprehensive online tool to connect older adults and people with disabilities to benefits. We'll make it easy to see if you may be eligible—and then help you find out where to apply online or how to get help from a benefits counselor.

Learn How to Get Help Paying for Food

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal food assistance program, helping individuals, families, and people with disabilities buy food to maintain good health. Find out if you're eligible to get help paying for groceries.

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others. 

Medicare Rx Extra Help

Medicare has a program that helps pay for your prescription medicine. It's called Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage or Medicare Part D. This program gives you a choice of prescription plans that offer various types of coverage. If you have enrolled or can enroll in Medicare Part D and you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get "Extra Help" with your prescription drug costs. This benefit is known as Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) or Extra Help.

Let a Benefits Enrollment Specialist Help You

Not sure where to start? Depending on your location, you can talk to a benefits enrollment specialist in person. It's free, confidential, and unbiased. Find out how you can get help finding and enrolling in benefits programs you may qualify for.