Utah Medicare Insurance Plans
Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Policies
Utah has no laws requiring insurers to offer Medicare Supplement policies to individuals with disabilities.
Mini-COBRA Policies (small group)
Utah requires small employers to provide twelve months of continuation coverage
Utah Medicare Savings Program (premium support)
Utah has three Medicare Savings Programs.
The following data is from 2016 and is based on federal amounts. These amounts may increase in 2017. If your income and resources are slightly higher, you should still apply, you may qualify for benefits even if your income is higher than the limits listed.*
- Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs): For individuals with a monthly income under $1,010 and for couples with monthly income under $1,355, the state pays all premiums for Part B and all Co-Pays and Deductibles for Parts A & B.
- Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMBs): For individuals with a monthly income under $1,208 or couples with monthly income under $1,622, the state pays premiums for Part B.
- Qualified Individuals (QIs): For individuals with a monthly income under $1,357 or for couples with monthly income under $1,823, the state pays premiums for Part B.
*Data from Medicare.gov
**According to Secure.ssa.gov, you should be aware that several States may even disregard all resources for individuals or couples in certain categories.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Utah’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIP) oversees 12 local Area Agencies on Aging that manage the activities of 102 trained volunteers. SHIP services are largely provided over the phone. An in-state toll free line automatically routes callers to the appropriate local office. SHIP has a brochure (in both English and Spanish) now distributed with the Medicare Summary Notice.
State Tax Credit for Health Insurance
Utah offers a nonrefundable tax credit to individuals not participating in a health benefit plan maintained and funded in whole or part by an employer. The credit amounts to 5% of cost of the premiums (minus certain expenses). The maximum credit is $300 (single taxpayer with no dependents), $600 (married couple with no dependents) and $900 (taxpay with dependents).
Low-Income Subsidy (“extra-help”) for Prescription Drugs
In 2016, you may qualify if you have up to $17,820 in yearly income ($24,030 for a married couple).
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