Medicare Safety Nets for families and couples

Medicare Safety Nets for families and couples

Posted on May 9, 2024

You might be familiar with the Medicare Safety Net. It’s a scheme providing higher Medicare benefits if you reach a certain healthcare spend threshold within a calendar year. This can be valuable if you have a chronic condition that requires frequent treatment, for example.

This scheme has another, less well-understood, component. If you’re part of a family or couple, you can register as a family to combine your costs. You’re then more likely to reach the thresholds sooner, and receive higher Medicare benefits sooner.

This scheme won’t be relevant for everyone, but we believe it would make a difference to some patients at Turn The Corner, who might currently be unaware of the program. To find out more, click here.