More Medicare recipients in Michigan will qualify for subsidies to buy supplemental health insurance that covers their coinsurance and deductibles.
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund announced Monday it's raising the eligibility threshold, starting in July.
Residents with annual incomes at or below 225% of the poverty level – or $26,730 for an individual and $36,045 for a couple – will qualify. The existing cutoff is 150% of poverty - $17,820 per individual and $24,030 per couple.
The monthly subsidy ranges from $40 to $125 depending one's age and disability status.