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    About Special Needs Plans

    A Special Needs Plan (SNP) is a Medicare Advantage plan for customers with specific diseases, certain health care needs, or who also have Medicaid. A SNP has all the benefits of a Medicare Advantage plan (including a prescription drug plan) and also has extra services specific to the type of plan. Here are some of the services that come with SNPs:

    Case Management

    A Case Manager helps you set up goals for your medical needs. A SNP Case Manager for a person with diabetes might help monitor blood sugar levels.

    Individualized Care Plan

    Based on the results of a Health Risk Assessment, a care plan will be made with goals you can work on with your Case Manager or PCP.

    Interdisciplinary Care Team

    A team made up of your primary care physician (PCP), caregivers (as needed), and network doctors and specialists (as needed) will be arranged to handle your needs. You may also get support from pharmacists, social workers, and nurse case managers.

    Care Transitions

    If you need to stay at a hospital or skilled nursing facility, you may be able to get help with your change of care.

    Types of Special Needs Plans

    When shopping for SNPs, you will see these types offered:

    Dual SNP (D-SNP) for customers with both Medicare and Medicaid who qualify for a SNP. D-SNPs can help coordinate your benefits between Medicare and Medicaid.

    Chronic SNP (C-SNP) for customers with diabetes mellitus.

    Institutional SNP (I-SNP) for customers who live in a long-term care place or need a level of care most often supplied in a nursing home.

    Can I get a Special Needs Plan?

    There are 3 different types of SNP plans. To be eligible, you must:

    • Have Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance)
    • Live in the plan’s service area
    • Meet the eligibility requirements for the SNP

    What are the eligibility requirements for SNPs?

    Dual Eligible SNP (D-SNP)

    You’re eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. D-SNPs contract with your state Medicaid program to help coordinate your Medicare and Medicaid benefits, depending on the state and your eligibility.

    Chronic Condition SNP (C-SNP)1

    You have one or more of these severe or disabling chronic conditions:

    • Chronic alcohol and other dependence
    • Certain autoimmune disorders
    • Cancer (excluding pre-cancer conditions)
    • Certain cardiovascular disorders
    • Chronic heart failure
    • Dementia
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • End-stage liver disease
    • End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis (any mode of dialysis)
    • Certain severe hematologic disorders
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Certain chronic lung disorders
    • Certain chronic and disabling mental health conditions
    • Certain neurologic disorders
    • Stroke

    Institutional SNP (I-SNP)2

    You live in the community but need the level of care a facility offers, or you live (or are expected to live) for at least 90 days straight in a facility like a:

    • Nursing home
    • Intermediate care facility
    • Skilled nursing facility
    • Rehabilitation hospital
    • Long-term care hospital
    • Swing-bed hospital
    • Psychiatric hospital
    • Other facility that offers similar long-term, health care services and whose residents have similar needs and health care status as residents of the facilities listed above

    Are you a caregiver?

    As a caregiver, it’s your role to make sure your family member or loved one is getting their health care needs met. A Special Needs Plan can help you with the hard choices that may need to be made. If you have questions, call us at 1 (800) 668-3813 (TTY 711), 8 am – 8 pm, 7 days a week.

    For more information, visit our Caregiver Resources page

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    1 Cigna Healthcare only offers the diabetes coverage at this time.

    2 We do not offer I-SNP programs as of today.

    Cigna Healthcare has been approved by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to operate as a Special Needs Plan (SNP) until 2024 based on a review of our Model of Care. Cigna Healthcare will still need to be approved each year by CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services) in order to operate. If you have questions regarding our approval by the NCQA, please contact our Customer Service Team at  (TTY 711) 8 am - 8 pm, 7 days a week.

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