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Medicare Savings Programs (MSP)

The Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) include the following plans that can supplement your Medicare payments if you qualify:

  • Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB): This program pays for your Medicare Part A and B premiums as well as any additional deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments
  • Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB): This program pays for Medicare Part B premiums only
  • Qualified Individual (QI): This program pays for Medicare Part B premiums only
  • Qualified Disabled and Working Individual (QDWI): This program is for those individuals who are working and disabled. This program pays for Medicare part A premiums only

Apply Online

  • Apply: Online using idalink
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID Card
    • Household Income
    • Housing Costs
    • Current Monthly Expenses
    • If applicable, Immigration Status

Apply over the Phone or In Person

  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID Card
    • Household Income
    • Housing Costs
    • Current Monthly Expenses
    • If applicable, Immigration Status

Apply by Mail, Email or Fax

  • Then Apply by either:
    •  Email: MyBenefits@dhw.idaho.gov
    •  Fax: 1-866-434-8278 (toll free)
    •  Mail: Self Reliance Programs, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0026
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID Card
    • Household Income
    • Housing Costs
    • Current Monthly Expenses
    • If applicable, Immigration Status

Eligibility

In order to qualify for a Medicare Savings Program, you must:

  • Live in Idaho
  • Meet certain income and resource guidelines
  • Be receiving Medicare benefits
Maximum Monthly Income Limits
Medicare Savings Plan
Medicare Beneficiary Individual Couple
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) $1,041 $1,409
Special Low Income Beneficiary (SLMB) $1,249 $1,691
Qualified Individual (QI) $1,405 $1,902

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