If you are on Medicare Part A you may be eligible for one of the programs that help pay for your Medicare Part B premium.

If you are eligible for SSI and are entitled to Medicare, you may be eligible for payment of your Medicare Part A premium, Medicare Part B premium, and any Medicare coinsurance and deductibles.

Medicare Savings Programs include:


State Medicaid programs now pay Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-insurance for Medicare recipients with limited income and resources. These individuals are called Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB)


Medicaid will only pay for medical services that are benefits of Medicare. Prescriptions are not a benefit of the QMB program. The QMB recipient must show the medical provider his/her Medicare card and his/her Medicaid card. Medicaid and Medicare combined will automatically pay for monthly premiums, co-insurance and deductibles.

NOTE: When you are approved for QMB, it will take about 90 days for Colorado's payments to be made to Medicare on your behalf. You will be reimbursed for any Medicare premiums you paid during that period.



State Medicaid now pays the Medicare Part B premium for Medicare recipients with limited income and resources. These individuals are called Special Low Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLIMB) MEDICAID WILL PAY Monthly PREMIUMS for Medicare Part B coverage. This can help you by having Medicare pay for most of the cost of your doctor, medical supply, lab, x-ray, and ambulance services.

NOTE: QI-1 and SLIM-B recipients are not eligible for help with Medicare co-payments.



To apply for these programs, you must complete an application packet. Please call 719-383-3100 if you would like a packet mailed to you. Applications cannot be processed until all forms within the packet are completed and returned to our office. You can expect processing of a new application to take up to 45 days.

Click the link below to download a printable application.

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