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Qualifying Individual Group 1 (QI-1) and Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMB) - These programs provide payment of the Medicare Part B premium for individuals or couples whose income is greater than 120% of poverty level and/or less than 135% of poverty level. The benefit received by this group is the payment of the Medicare Part B premium only, which will entitle you to your gross monthly benefits.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be entitled to Medicare Part A
  • Income greater than 120% of poverty level, but less than 135% of poverty level (These limits increase in February of each year.)

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary - State Medicaid programs now pay Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-insurance for Medicare recipients with limited income and resources. These individuals are called Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB).

Medicaid will pay:

  • Monthly premiums for Medicare Part B.
  • Medicare deductibles (the yearly deductible for Part B Medicare services such as office visits, lab, X-ray services and the Part A deductible if you are hospitalized)
  • Medicare CO-INSURANCE (the 20% per service charge which you have to pay for most medical services)

Medicare Part D- Low Income Subsidy-This program pays for Medicare Part D premiums.

Individual who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid automatically qualify. Medicare only recipients need to apply through the Social Security Administration office.

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Human Services - Rifle
195 West 14th Street Building A
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195 West 14th Street, Building D
Rifle, CO  81650
Email Human Services

970-625-5282 | phone
970-625-0927 | fax

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  Human Services - Glenwood Springs
108 8th Street, Suite 300
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
Email Human Services

970-945-9191 | phone
970-928-0465 | fax
1-800-530-3891

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