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Medicare Savings (Buy-In) Programs: QMB, SLMB, and QI

Medicare Advocacy Project

The Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) and Qualifying Individual (QI) programs are federal Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) which help low income elders and younger Medicare beneficiaries access Medicare benefits. In Massachusetts, the programs are called MassHealth Senior Buy-In (for QMBs) and MassHealth Buy-In (for SLMBs and QIs).  This brochure is an overview of those programs, including financial eligibility information.


The 2010-2020 brochures are available below.

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