SLMB1 and SLMB2 coverage may alter how MHN participants receive MHN coverage.
When a participant becomes eligible for SLMB1, the Medicare premium (SMI) is no longer an allowable deduction. This may cause an increase in spend down or cause a non-spend down participant to have a spend down. Enrollment in SLMB1 is automatic for eligible MO HealthNet (MHN) participants. A participant may choose to close SLMB1.
SLMB2 participants CANNOT be approved in combination with any program providing MHN coverage.