When charged, the Department will pay the HIB premium for QMBs (see PM 06-12-00). The person must be enrolled in HIB and be paying the premium before the
Department takes over the payment of premiums. The Department cannot enroll a person in HIB. Premiums are paid effective for the month of QMB eligibility, which is the month after the month of the QMB eligibility determination. Payment continues as long
as the person is eligible for QMB benefits.
When ending QMB benefits, or when a client is notified by SSA that benefits have ended, notify the SSA Programs Control Unit.