The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition (LINET) Program to provide immediate, temporary medication access for low-income Medicare beneficiaries without prescription drug coverage. CMS awarded the LINET program contract to Humana.
Full dual eligibles are automatically enrolled in LINET; they will receive a letter from CMS on purple paper indicating they are deemed eligible for Extra Help and opted in to LINET.
Partial duals and those who applied directly for Extra Help must enroll in the LINET program at the pharmacy. These beneficiaries must provide “best available evidence” (BAE) to pharmacy staff for immediate prescription fills and LINET enrollment.