What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare: Is an insurance program for people over 65. You can be eligible for Medicare if you are disabled and under 65. Medicare is managed by the federal government.
Medicaid: Is a health insurance program for people with low income. Any individual can qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid is managed by the state government and is funded by both.
Are you Dual Eligible?
Some people qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. If you are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, then you are dual eligible. There are Medicare Advantage plans that are specifically designed for dual eligible individuals. These plans are called Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans or D-SNP. Dual Special Needs Plans typically offer many extra benefits and features beyond Original Medicare. These plans typically include help to coordinate care and benefits, over-the-counter items, dental, vision, hearing and transportation. Most people who are eligible can get a Dual Plan for a $0 premium. Additionally, most plans do not have any copayments.
D-SNP Medicare Advantage plans aren’t available in all areas, and the benefits offered by plans can vary. Call Senior HealthCare Solutions today to speak with a licensed insurance agent who can help you compare the Medicare and Medicaid Dual Eligibility options that are available where you live.
Who can get a Dual Special Needs Plan?
- You are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
- You have Medicare Part A and Part B
- You live in the plan’s area
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