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.

Extra benefits at no extra cost

UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete® plans include many extra benefits and features. All with a $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:

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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