Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Louisiana Medicare Savings Program

Louisiana Medicaid may help pay part of medical costs, including Medicare premiums or other out-of-pocket expenses, and monthly premiums (up to $35) for Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare Part D) for senior citizens who meet certain qualifications.

Am I Eligible?

The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 added a limited range of Medicaid benefits to a group of eligible persons called Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB). In 1990, Congress increased Medicare cost-sharing amounts to a group called Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMB).  There is also a group know as Qualified Individuals (QI-1).

People in these groups who have Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and income and resources that place them in one of these three groups can receive help with the payment of their Medicare premiums and, in some cases, their deductibles & co-payments for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare Part D).


Apply Now

You can apply for the Medicare Savings Program through the Louisiana Medicaid Online Application Center. You may downlload and print the application for the Medicare Savings Program and mail it to:

MSP Processing Office
P.O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9278

You can also contact Medicaid staff to inquire about the Medicare Savings Program and learn whether you qualify for coverage by calling toll-free 1-888-544-7996.

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