Cuts to Medicare Savings Program Delayed

December 8, 2017

The State Department of Social Services has announced it will delay changes to the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). Scheduled to implement income eligibility reductions beginning January 1st, DSS has put the plan on hold for at least two months.

The DSS action is in response to concerns raised by beneficiaries, advocates and legislators. You can read more in this DSS press release.

I have submitted a signed petition to the Secretary of State requesting that we go back into legislative session to restore funding to the state's Medicaid Savings Plan, which helps our seniors afford their healthcare needs.

If you or a loved one is potentially affected by the lower income eligibility levels, please call the CHOICES program at 800-994-8422 (or click here) for health insurance assistance provided by the state Department on Aging. A counselor can help you find additional health care plan options and other assistance that might be available. Don’t wait, call today to learn about your options.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.