Medicare Special Needs Plans
Medicare Advantage SNP Plans
Specials Need Plans (SNP) plans are a type of Medicare Advantage plans that serve specific groups of enrollees. There are 3 types of SNP plans:
- D-SNPs or Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans
- C-SNPs or Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans
- I-SNPs or Institutional Special Needs Plans
In order to qualify for a SNP plan, you must:
- Live in the plan’s service area
- Be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B
- Live in an institution
- Be diagnosed with a chronic or serious condition
- Qualify for Medicaid
If you meet the eligibility requirements and want more information about a Medicare Advantage SNP plan, please give us a call. We would love to help you find the plan that is right for you!
What is a D-SNP Medicare Advantage plan?
What is a C-SNP Medicare Advantage plan?
- Heart Failure
- Chronic Lung Disorders
- ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease)
What is an I-SNP Medicare Advantage plan?
How do I join a SNP Medicare Advantage plan?
Before joining a SNP plan, you must meet the qualifications outlined by the plan. Our agency would be happy to help you enroll in a SNP plan or help you determine if you qualify.
If I no longer qualify for a SNP plan, will they end my coverage?
Your Medicare SNP will inform you if you no longer qualify for the plan (i.e. you move out of an institution or no longer qualify for Medicaid). After you no longer qualify for the plan, you will have a grace period of at least 1 month before you are disenrolled. Losing eligibility for a SNP plan will also trigger a Special Enrollment period where you can select a new Medicare Advantage plan. Coverage in your new plan will start the first of the month after you enroll.