Who qualifies for a Dual Special Needs Plan?
To qualify for a D-SNP, you must receive Original Medicare (Parts A and B) and full Medicaid benefits. Depending on the amount of Medicaid benefits you receive, you may be considered a "full dual-eligible" or a "partial dual-eligible." If you receive full Medicaid benefits, you will be fully dual-eligible. Most of the time, individuals who qualify get a letter from their state Medicaid office. You can also call to find out your status.
What extra benefits may be included with a Dual Special Needs Plan?
Dental, vision and hearing coverage, care coordination via a personal care coordinator, personal emergency response system (PERS), tele-health options such as virtual medical visits with your doctor, credits to buy health products, plus transportation assistance and more. These are just a handful of examples of the extra benefits Dual Special Needs Plans typically include. Each plan is different, so be sure to look at what's available where you live.
What happens to my Medicaid benefits?
A Dual Special Needs Plan doesn't replace your Medicaid plan or change your Medicaid eligibility. You'll keep the same Medicaid plan you have today, and you'll still get all the same Medicaid benefits you get now.
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