Medicare Premium Assistance Program

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.