MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual

0865.015.05 Buy-in for QMB

IM-#5 January 20, 2012

Under the QMB program, the state pays the recipient’s Medicare premiums, both Part A (if a premium payer) and Part B. Part B premiums are paid through the Buy-In system. The MO HealthNet Division (MHD) Buy-In Unit handles payment of Part A premiums through a separate process.

All buy-in related issues for Missouri participants should be sent to the Medicare Buy-In Unit’s email address.  This email address is

The purpose of this email address is to provide a centralized location for Eligibility Specialists, Supervisors, County Managers, other FSD employees, MHD employees, etc., to send their emails to when someone’s buy-in needs to be started, restarted, checked, or ended.