Full medical coverage.
Can be used with Medicare.
Limited income and asset guidelines.
Pays for Medicare Part B premium and makes a person eligible for Extra Help through the Social Security Administration which pays for drug plan premium, plan deductible and fixes the copays on medications. There are three levels of income guidelines.
A state program that helps pay for services/medications at a community health clinic or pays for hospital deductible for those who have Medicare.
MassHealth benefits for persons over 60 years of age. Must be nursing home level of care.
Parent or caregiver of a child under 19 years of age.
A federal program to help people pay for their prescriptions. Subject to income and asset limits.
Medicaid is a federal and state program that helps cover medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. MassHealth is the name of the Medicaid program in Massachusetts.
MassHealth has several programs to serve various populations. There are different applications for the programs; if you have questions about which application you should complete, please call us at 1-800-243-4636 (select the option for the SHINE Program) to speak with a SHINE counselor.
Medicare Savings Programs
In Massachusetts, the MassHealth Buy-In programs assist with paying Medicare premiums for those who qualify based on income and assets. Individuals who qualify for one of the Buy-In programs will also automatically be eligible for Extra Help to assist with prescription costs under Medicare Part D. Depending on your level of eligibility, the Buy-In program may also help to pay your Medicare deductibles, coinsurance, or copayments.
MassHealth or the Health Safety Net, for individuals aged 65+ or individuals living in long-term care
MassHealth or the Health Safety Net programs could help with medical and prescription coverage costs if you meet income and asset limits. This application is for individuals who are aged 65 or older, and also for individuals under the age of 65 who live in long-term care facilities.
MassHealth or the Health Safety Net, for individuals under the age of 65:
MassHealth or the Health Safety Net programs could help with medical and prescription coverage costs if you meet income limits. This application is for individuals under the age of 65.
To contact MassHealth, call 1-800-841-2900 or visit the website at www.mass.gov/topics/masshealth