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What are Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans?


Special Needs Plans (SNPs – pronounced snips) are plans that provide benefits and services to people with specific diseases, conditions or limited income. These plans must cover all the basic benefits of Medicare Advantage plans, but they also cover extra services tailored to a special group. Plans are designed to provide targeted care. There is limited enrollment and you must qualify for a SNP plan. We can help confirm your eligibility, call us at 866-MEDIGAP or 866-633-4427. Our Services are absolutely free to you!

Each plan must have a Model of Care which is important to improve patient outcomes. These plans traditionally offer better benefits and services for the people they service. There are three categories of special needs patients:

  1. Dual Eligible
  2. Chronic Health Conditions
  3. Institutional

All Special Needs Plans Offer Extra Benefits

Special Needs Plans typically offer many extra benefits and features beyond Original Medicare. These benefits and services are tailored to meet the needs of the groups they serve. Most plans include extra benefits:

  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Routine Dental Care
  • Eye exams, eyeglasses and corrective lenses
  • Over the counter benefits
  • Transportation to doctor appointments
  • Wellness programs and fitness membership


Learn More: What are Chronic Illness Special Needs Plans?

People Also Read: How do I Enroll in a Special Needs Plan?

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