People who are dually enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid are also known as dually eligible individuals or Medicare-Medicaid enrollees.
Dually eligible individuals are enrolled in Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Part B (Supplemental Medical Insurance), and are also enrolled in full-benefit Medicaid and/or the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) administered by each individual state. MSPs assist low income Medicare beneficiaries with some or all of their Medicare Parts A and B expenses
Dually eligible beneficiaries may also get help with Medicare Part C costs
Dually Eligible beneficiaries who qualify for Medicaid or an MSP in a state automatically qualify for Extra Help (also known as the Low-Income Subsidy program) to help pay for the costs — monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription copayments — related to Medicare Part D.