There are three basic levels of drug help available to seniors in Connecticut. Contrary to the popular opinion, you can get drug help based on income only. All three programs here are based on income only. The programs do not look at your assets to determine if you qualify.
The lowest qualifying level (ALMB) will provide the following benefits to those that are approved.
-Elimination of Medicare Part B Premium
-Elimination of coverage gap “Donut Hole”
-Copays on drugs capped at $2.60 for generics and $6.30 for name brand drugs.
It is very important that you check to make sure that your drugs are in the formulary of the Medicare plan you use. (Stand alone part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan) If your drug is not in the formulary, the program will not help with the costs.
Those that qualify for QMB will also get help with their medical copays.
- QMB – $1,983.03 for a single person and $2,685.93 for a couple
- SLMB – $2,169.23 for a single person and $2,938.13 for a couple
- ALMB – $2,308.28 for a single person and $3,127.28 for a couple