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What do dual health plans offer?

Posted: January 17, 2020

Last Updated Date: November 17, 2020

Dual coverage Medicare and Medicaid: Get more insurance coverage than either Medicaid or Medicare alone.

A Dual Special Needs Plan (also known as a D-SNP or dual-eligible health plan) works with your Medicaid health plan. You’ll keep all your Medicaid benefits. You’ll also get more benefits than with Original Medicare. Original Medicare covers hospital stays and doctor visits.

What is dual coverage? A dual-eligible plan has to give you the same coverage as Original Medicare. But dual coverage Medicare and Medicaid plans may also include extra benefits and features. Things like dental, vision and hearing coverage, and much more. It may also give you more choice and flexibility.

What you may have now

What you could have

Medicaid benefits

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Hospital stays

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Doctor and
outpatient care

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Prescription drugs

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More choices of doctors

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More hospital choices

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Additional prescription
drug coverage

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Additional benefits

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Extra benefits at no extra cost

UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete® plans include many extra benefits and features. All with as low as $0 plan premium for our members.

If you qualify as full benefit dual-eligible, you could get many extra benefits like more dental coverage, credits to buy health-related items at no cost, a personal emergency monitoring device, foot care and a gym membership. These are just a handful of examples of the extra benefits that may be included with dual health insurance coverage.

You could enjoy extra benefits and features like these:

Routine dental care.

Access to participating
fitness centers.

Credits to buy hundreds of
health products.

Routine foot care visits.

Eye exams, plus credit
for eyewear.

Meals delivered at home
(when medically necessary).

Hearing exams, plus credit
for hearing devices.

In-home visits from an
advanced practice clinician.

Rides to health care visits
and the pharmacy.

Speak with a registered
nurse anytime.

Acupuncture and
chiropractic visits.

$0 copay for many routine

Personal Emergency
Response System.

Plus many other benefits
and features.

See UnitedHealthcare plans in your area.

Please note: What dual-eligible plans you can get depends on where you live. To find a UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete® plan for you, please search plans in your state. 

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