Medicare Savings Programs

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    Taxonomy Code: NL-5000.5000-700

    Programs that cover all or a portion of Medicare costs for low income Medicare beneficiaries with limited resources/assets. Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) are administered by Medicaid medical assistance offices, pay all or a portion of Medicare premiums and may pay Medicare deductibles and co-insurance. Included are the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program that pays Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-payments for people with combined incomes that do not exceed 100 percent of the federal poverty level; the Specified Low-Income Beneficiary (SLMB) program that pays Medicare Part B premiums for people with combined incomes between 100 and 120 percent of the federal poverty level; the Qualifying Individuals (QI) program that pays Medicare Part B premiums for people with combined incomes 120 and 135 percent of the federal poverty level; and the Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) program that helps pay the Part A premium for individuals under age 65 who have a disability and are working, have lost their premium-free Part A when they returned to work, are not receiving medical assistance from their state and meet income and resource limits required by their state. The QI program is a limited program (block grant to states), and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Asset/resource limits for these programs are adjusted each year and may vary by state.

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    Delta County Department of Human ServicesDelta County Department of Human Services provides multiple support services to Mesa County Residents to help individuals and families achieve safety, independence and self sufficiency.Delta County560 DODGE STDelta County Department of Human Services
    Medicare Savings Programs - Mesa County Department of Human ServicesProvides 4 Medicare Savings program to individuals receiving Social Security and/or Medicare. QDWI (Qualified Disabled and Working Individual) - Not eligible for SSDI because of earnings - Cannot be eligible for any other Health First Colorado category - Your a working disabled person under 65 - You lost your premium-free Part A when you went back to work - You aren't getting medical assistance - Income $2044 for an individual $2764 for couple - Resources $4000 for an individual $6000 for couple Benefit: - Covers Medicare Part A QI-1 (Qualified Individuals) - If you have income from working, you may qualify for benefits even if your income is higher than the limits listed - Must currently be eligible for Medicare Part A - Income $1386 for an individual, $1872 for couple - Resources $9060 or an individual, $14,340 for a couple Benefit: - Pays Medicare Part B premium - Benefit may go retroactive 90 days SLMB (Special Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary) - If you have income from working, you may qualify for benefits even if your income is higher than the limits listed - Must currently be eligible for Medicare Part A - Income $1234 for an individual, $1666 for couple - Resources $9060 or an individual, $14,340 for a couple Benefit: - Pays Medicare Part B premium only - Benefit may go retroactive 90 days QMB (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary) - Prescriptions are covered under Medicare D - Must currently be eligible for Medicare A - Income $1032 for an individual, $1392 for couple - Resources $9060 or an individual, $14, 340 for a couple Benefit: - Pays for monthly Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-insurance - Eligibility begins the month after the application is approved Mesa County510 29.5 RDMesa County Department of Human Services

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