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. Our Medicare Savings Programs are funded by Medicaid.

Special Information for MSP enrolless, updated June 6, 2018:  Last month, Governor Malloy signed budget legislation adopted by the General Assembly that includes full funding restoration for the Medicare Savings Programs (MSP). The legislation reverses cutbacks that had been scheduled to take effect in July 2018.  This means that if you are currently getting MSP benefits, you will continue to get the same benefits going forward. 

The Department of Social Services, administering agency for MSP, has sent letters to enrollees to explain the situation. To view a copy of the letter, please follow this link.

For detailed information about MSP, please view our Frequently-Asked Questions. For helpful information about MSP posted by the Department of Rehabilitation Services State Unit on Aging, please follow this link. Thank You. 

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