Medicare savings programs is to cover for the costs of the financially challenged Medicare beneficiaries. This is for those people who do not qualify for the Missouri HealthNet program due to better financial situation. To qualify for these programs, the individuals need to have:
All the people who qualify for the prescription drug extra help program, automatically gain eligibility for the prescription drug Extra Help program. Under this, the Medicare pays for a basic drug program and covers for almost all the drugs (except for certain co pays).
There will be no gaps in coverage as anything above the out of pocket limit will be covered completely by the Medicare.
The benefits and eligibility guidelines for the assistance programs are as shown below: