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Dual Health Plan Eligibility
Dual health plans are a type of Medicare Advantage plan. Dual plans, or Dual Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) are for people who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.
If you can answer "yes" to the four questions below, there's a good chance you may qualify for a Medicare Advantage Plan
1. Do you qualify for state Medicaid benefits?
- You could qualify for Medicaid based on income or due to a disability or some other special situation.
- You could also be 65 years old or older and receive extra assistance from your state.
2. Do you have Medicare Parts A and B?
- You’re at least 65 years old, or you’re under 65 and qualify on the basis of disability or other special situations. AND
- You're a U.S. citizen or a legal resident who has lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years in a row.
3. Do you live in the Plan's coverage area?
- A UnitedHealthcare representative can confirm if you live in the service area.
Learn more about dual health plans
You’ll find a number of different articles about dual health plans, who they’re for and the extra benefits they provide in our Resource Center.
- About Medicare
- Appeals and Grievances Process
- Fighting Healthcare Fraud
- Medicare Part D
- Medicare Advantage Eligibility
- Steps to Enroll
- Helpful Links
- Plan Information and Forms
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