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Medicare Buy-In

Do you have Medicare but still need help paying for the cost of your Part B premium, co-pays and deductibles?

Quick Facts
What is it?
The Medicare Buy-In Program can help you pay for your monthly Part B premium and/or some co-pays, depending on your income. There are two types of Medicare Buy-In Program: QMB (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary) and SLMB (Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary).

What do you get?
What you get depends on your income. QMB covers your Medicare premiums for Parts A and B, Medicare deductibles, and Medicare coinsurance within the prescribed limits. SLMB covers only your premiums.

Look Out
If you have Medicare but do not have Medicare Part D for prescription coverage:

You can also apply for Extra Help which can cover prescription costs that your Medicare Part D plan does not. Contact an EarnBenefits Counselor to see if you qualify for Buy-In and/or Extra Help.