Seniors beat inflation with Medicare Savings Programs

More than a third of Tarrant County seniors -- 47,600 households -- struggled to pay their bills before inflation rose to 40-year highs.

Now low-income seniors need relief more than ever. Thanks to cornerstone funding from the Amon G. Carter Foundation, Guardianship Services, Inc. can help them fight inflation with the E3 (Educate Engage Enroll) program. This three-year initiative will increase access to and enrollment in Medicare Saving Programs in Tarrant County.

Depending on seniors’ income and assets, Medicare Savings Programs can save seniors thousands annually. It offers qualifying individuals and couples help paying for Medicare Part A and Part B premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments for services and items Medicare covers. In addition, the Extra Help program can reduce prescription drug costs for qualifying seniors.

By helping seniors better afford their health care, Medicare Savings Programs free limited income to help pay other rising costs of living like grocery bills.

E3 will raise awareness of these safety net programs and provide seniors the help they need to complete the complex application process. For more information, contact mmp@guardianshipservices.org.