Medicare savings programs

If you need help paying for Medicare, you may be eligible for resources to help. Get more information about programs that might be available to you, and how to apply.

Am I eligible for a Medicare savings program?

Eligibility for state-sponsored Medicare savings programs depends on your income and financial resources. These programs include:


 Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program


 Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program


 Qualified Individual (QI) Program


 Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) Program


Depending on your eligibility, some or all your health care costs may be covered. For more information, call us to speak with a licensed Medicare insurance agent or contact your state’s Medicaid office.


If you’re eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, learn if a Wellpoint Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) is right for you.

Extra Help for prescription drugs

Extra Help is a federal government program that helps cover prescription drug costs and waives late enrollment penalties for Medicare Part D. You may qualify for the Extra Help prescription drug program even if you're not eligible for any of the Medicare savings programs. Visit the Social Security website or an office near you to see if you qualify and apply.

Find a plan that fits you

Wellpoint offers a broad range of plans to help you stay healthy and save money. Browse Wellpoint Medicare insurance plan options available in your state.

Attend a Medicare event


Sign up for a no-cost, no-pressure information session to learn how our plans help cover costs Original Medicare doesn’t. This insurance sales presentation can help you choose the right Wellpoint Medicare plan for your situation. A licensed insurance agent will be present with information and applications.

Wellpoint and Carelon Health plans are Medicare Advantage plans with Medicare contracts. Wellpoint and Carelon Health plans are SNP plans with a Medicare contract and a contract with the state Medicaid program. Enrollment in Wellpoint or Carelon Health depends on contract renewal.