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Help Paying Medicare Costs

If you are a Massachusetts resident on Medicare with limited income and assets, you may qualify for help paying your Medicare costs. MassHealth offers Medicare Savings Programs, also known as MassHealth Buy-In (MHBI) to help with these costs.

A Medicare Savings Program can help pay some out-of-pocket costs, including:

  • Your monthly Medicare Part B premium
  • Prescription drug costs through the Part D Extra Help program, which you automatically qualify for with a Medicare Savings Program
  • In certain cases, your out-of-pocket Part A and Part B costs, such as coinsurance and deductibles
  • In certain cases, your Part A premium, if you have one

New income and asset limits for 2020

Massachusetts has new income and asset limits for these programs starting January 1, 2020. These new limits make more people eligible for these programs.

You are Your income is at or below* And your assets are at or below**
Single Individual $1,755/month $15,720
Married couple $2,371/month $23,600

*These amounts may change as of March 1, 2020.

**These amounts may change as of January 1, 2021.

To see if you qualify for a Medicare Savings Plan, see the Medicare Savings Program application.

For more information, see Additional Resources, below. 

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