The Medicare Premium Assistance Program helps those eligible for Medicare, who have limited income and assets, get help in paying their Medicare expenses. No face-to-face interview is necessary. There are three types of assistance.
l Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) pays your Medicare Part A (hospital) deductible, your Medicare Part B (medical) premium, and your Medicare coinsurance.
l Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) pays your Medicare Part B premium.
l Qualified Individual-1 (QI-1) pays your Medicare Part B premium.
Eligibility requirements are adjusted yearly. Visit www.jfs.ohio.gov/county/cntydir.stm or contact your County Department of Job & Family Services for additional information.