Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB)

This program is a Medicare savings plan. It helps Medicare members pay deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, and premiums for Part A and Part B.

To qualify for this type of financial help, you do not have to be enrolled in Medicare Part A, but you must be at least eligible for Part A. You must also have an income and assets below a certain amount. You can find the income limits on the Medicare website. To apply for the QMB program, contact your state Medicaid office.

If you qualify for the QMB program, you automatically qualify to get Extra Help paying for Medicare prescription drug coverage.


WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on June 21, 2021
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