SLMB group 1 and 2 recipients receive payment of their Medicare Part B (SMI) premiums. The initial buy-in process takes 60-90 days to complete.
SLMB group 1 and 2 recipients receive payment of a portion of their SMI premium as the only benefit. For calendar year 1998 group 3 qualifying individuals received $1.07 per month, this amount should increase each calendar year. These individuals were issued one check in December of each year for that portion of the SMI premium for each month they were eligible.
The SLMB groups must be kept separate because of the difference in benefits and the difference in funding source for groups 2 and 3. SLMB recipients do not receive a Medicaid card or have coverage for any Medicaid services.