Medicare Savings Program

Overview

The State of Connecticut offers financial assistance to eligible Medicare enrollees through our 'Medicare Savings Programs.' These programs may help pay Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurance. 
 
If you qualify for one of the three Medicare Savings Programs (depending on your income), DSS will pay your Medicare Part B premium each month. In addition, some enrollees will be covered for Medicare deductibles and co-insurance.

The department of Social Services does not recover monies for any benefits a person receives from this program on or after January 1, 2010.  The department will still recover monies for benefits received before January 1, 2010.

Additional Help - the Low Income Subsidy

The Low Income Subsidy (LIS) is an extra benefit from Medicare for someone who has Medicare Part D. If you have Medicare and MSP you are automatically eligible for the LIS. With the LIS you can get:

  • Help paying your Medicare Part D monthly premium.
  • Help with your Medicare Part D yearly deductibles and,
  • Help paying your Medicare Part D co-insurance and co-pays for drugs on your plan formulary.  This does not start until Social Security receives notification that you are on  MSP.