What are They?
Medicare Savings Programs, also known as “MSP” Programs are specific programs that assist in paying premiums, deductibles, coinsurances, copayments, and prescription drug coverage costs. These programs may also assist in paying Medicare Part A which is hospital insurance and Medicare Part B which is medical insurance.
Medicare Savings Programs are Medicaid-administered programs for individuals who are on Medicare and have limited income and resources. Medicare Savings Programs are federally funded, but are administered by each state’s Medicaid office.
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System or also known as AHCCCS, pronounced as “access,” is the name of Arizona’s Medicaid program. The state of Arizona, is a “1634” state which means that if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you will automatically qualify for AHCCCS, without filing a separate application or process. In addition, if you are also receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to 1619(b) provisions, you do not need to apply for AHCCCS separately either.
Florida Medicaid services are administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration. The Department of Children and Families or the Social Security Administration (for individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) determines the eligibility for Medicaid in the state of Florida.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines household goods items that are the beneficiary’s personal property that is found in or near the beneficiary’s home and is used regularly. The Social Security Administration does not count household goods as resource to the individual (and spouse) if items full under their definition of household goods.
William E. Lindahl, MBA, CLPF