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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.