Medicare Savings Program

Find information about the Medicare Savings Program for individuals entitled to Medicare.

Apply for the Medicare Savings Program through:

The Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) can provide assistance with premium costs, copayments, deductibles, and coinsurance for individuals who are entitled to Medicare and meet program requirements.

There are no asset tests for the MSPs. This means you won't be asked to verify any resources such as bank account balances.

Expenses covered

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)

  • Pays Part A and Part B premiums.
  • Pays deductibles.
  • Pays copayments except for prescriptions.

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)

  • Pays Part B premiums

Qualified Individual (QI-1)

  • Pays Part B premiums.

Qualified Disabled Working Individual (QDWI)

  • Pays Part A premiums.

Information about how to qualify

To find out if you qualify for a Medicare Savings Program (MSP), view the income chart in this flyer.

Applying for the Medicare Savings Programs

You may apply using one of the following options: