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. Our Medicare Savings Programs are funded by Medicaid.
**Please note: State budget legislation (Public Act 17-2, Section 50) will change the income-eligibility levels for the Medicare Savings Programs.
Updated information, December 6, 2017:
DSS revising implementation timeline of Medicare Savings Programs Cuts -- please follow this link to see news release.
The effective date of any Medicare Savings Program eligibility changes based on the state budget will move past Jan. 1, 2018. DSS expects that its eligibility review will take at least two months. We do not currently anticipate any loss of benefits due to statutory eligibility limit reductions before March 1, 2018.