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UnitedHealthcare Dual Advantage


NY Medicaid Advantage (UnitedHealthcare Dual Advantage) offers an excellent opportunity for people who are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare to enroll in UnitedHealthcare for most of their Medicare and Medicaid benefits - plus great additional benefits like no monthly premium and free transportation to medical appointments. To be eligible to enroll in UnitedHealthcare Dual Advantage (Medicaid Advantage), members must first enroll in UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete (Medicare Advantage).

Albany, Bronx, Broome, Chautauqua, Dutchess, Erie, Jefferson, Kings, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Tioga, Ulster, and Westchester.

UnitedHealthcare continues to partner with state and local public health departments, following guidance and protocols appropriate to our members that are provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health departments that are appropriate for our members. Please review the UnitedHealthcare Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information. To learn more, go to

COVID-19 NY State PPE Fee Guidance

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently issued guidance stating that care providers should not charge members additional fees for items such as personal protective equipment (PPE). DFS expects New York care providers to refund any of these charges paid by the member that were more than the member’s financial responsibility on a claim. If you have questions, you may contact your provider or call the number on the back of your card for assistance with filing a complaint.

Benefits & Features

No Monthly Plan Premium in addition to your Medicare Part B premium

No Referrals for network specialists

No Copays for doctor office visits, preventive services, podiatry services, inpatient hospital care, outpatient surgery or emergency care

Personal Medical Emergency Response System – medical, police and fire assistance at the touch of a button at no additional cost

Transportation for up to 24 one-way car services trips to plan-approved locations every year and medically necessary transported as needed.

Dental Benefits with a $0 copay for preventive care, implants, fixed bridges and more ($2,500 limit every year)

Vision Services with no copay for one routine eye exam every year and one pair of eyeglasses or contacts every two years ($150 limit for eyewear every two years)

Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Mail order is available!

Private Duty Nursing – medically necessary private duty services in accordance with your physician's care plan.

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