Cuba-area Residents Getting Help with Medicaid and Medicare Enrollment

Cuba-area residents can get help signing up for Medicaid on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Cuba Senior Center.

Specialists from the Sandoval County Community Health program will be on hand to provide assistance to anyone who might have questions or need assistance applying for Medicaid.

They also will assist anyone who might qualify for one of three programs that help low-income citizens pay the premiums, deductibles and co-payments associated with Medicare. To qualify for one of those three programs, an individual must be eligible for Medicare Part A and meet certain income and resources guidelines.  

The Medicare programs are commonly known by the acronyms QMB, SLIMB and QI. Those initials stand for Qualified Medicaid Beneficiary, Specified Low-Income Beneficiary and Qualified Individual.  The guidelines for these programs change on April 1 every year. So, it’s important to know if you qualify for the coming year.  

The March 7 event is an opportunity for individuals and families to work with trained professionals to determine if they qualify for any of these programs. Those who do qualify also will get help enrolling in the appropriate program. The event will take place from 9: 30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Cuba Senior Center, 16-A Cordova, Street.

More information about the guidelines for all of the programs, as well as the documentation needed to enroll is available here.