Medicare Premium Payment Program

If you have Medicare, the Medicare Premium Payment Program may be able to pay for some of the costs (for example, premiums, co-payments, or deductibles.) There are three (3) categories depending on a person's income and resources. See below for more information. To apply, please contact your DHS Office or learn more about application options

Medicare Premium Payment Program
categories

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Specified Low-income Medicare Beneficiary Program(SLMB) Qualified Individual (QI)
People age 65 and older and adults with disabilities may qualify if their income is less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and if their resources, such as savings, are less than $9,430 for a person or $14,130 for a married couple. If eligible, Medicaid will pay for Medicare Part A and B. People 65 and older and adults with disabilities may qualify if their income is between 100% and 120% of the FPL and if their resources, such as savings, are less than $9,430 for a person and $14,130 for a married couple. If eligible, Medicaid will pay for Medicare Part B. People 65 and older and adults with disabilities may qualify if their income is between 120% and 135% of the FPL and if their resources are less than $9,430 for an individual and $14,130 for a married couple. If eligible, Medicaid will pay the Medicare Part B premium. Funds for this program are limited and eligibility is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, please call the DHS Call Center at 1-855-697-4347.  For current information on Federal Poverty Level (FPL), see FPL guidelines.  Check the federal government website for more information: Medicare Savings Programs.