Medicare Savings Program

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

Apply for the Medicare Savings Program through:

Washington Connection

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

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)

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary

  • 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 brochure.

Applying for the Medicare Savings Program

You may apply using one of the following options:

New Medicare cards coming April 2018 through April 2019!

To keep your information more secure and protect your identity, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is issuing new Medicare cards to all Medicare recipients. There are no changes in your coverage or benefits. Watch your mailbox for your new card and new number. Learn more about your new Medicare card.