Health Care & Medication
Medicare Savings Programs
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This program pays for your Medicare Part B premium, which is $170.10 a month. Some people will pay less than the full Part B standard monthly premium amount due to the statutory hold harmless provision, which limits certain beneficiaries’ increase in their Part B premium to not be greater than the increase in their Social Security benefits.

In some cases, this program will also help pay for some of your other Medicare costs. Examples include:

  • Medicare Part B annual deductible and share of cost: This program will pay for your Medicare Part B deductible, which is $233 in 2022. It will also pay your share (20%) of the cost of services when you receive services from a Medicare provider.
  • Medicare Part A deductible and copayments: This program will pay your Medicare Part A deductible and copayments when you are in the hospital or living in a skilled nursing facility.

In addition, if you enroll in a Medicare Savings Program, you will be signed up for the Extra Help program through Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. This program helps people with limited income and resources pay for medication.

How do I apply?

To apply for the program, you can print and fill out the application form and mail it to your local office. Some states may have an online enrollment form for you to use. If your state does not have an application form, you should contact your local office to find out how to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

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BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others. 

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