SNP Medicare Advantage Plans

Sunset on Beach - Understanding Medicare Advantage SNP plans SNP Plans

What is a SNP Plan?

A Medicare Special Needs Plan (SNP) is a type of Medicare Advantage plan that includes all of the benefits of Original Medicare plus the additional benefits of prescription drug coverage. This type of Medicare Advantage plan provides focused and specialized care for specific groups of people. Coverage benefits, provider choice and drug formularies are tailored to the needs of the specific groups they serve.

SNPs limit membership to individuals who:

  1. Receive both Medicare and Medicaid (also referred to as “dual eligible”); or

  2. Live in an institution (also known as a skilled nursing facility) or who require the same level of care as those who live in an institution; or

  3. Have specific chronic conditions (like ESRD or diabetes)

Find out if you qualify for SNP coverage here.

Enroll in a Medicare Advantage SNP Today!

You may be eligible to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan during your Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP), when you become eligible for Medicare Parts A and B. This is usually during the three months prior, the month of, and the three months after your 65th birthday month or your 25th month of disability.

If you have both Medicare and Medicaid, you can enroll in an HMO-SNP plan year round.

TexanPlus® offers Medicare Advantage HMO-SNP coverage to people with Medicare and Medicaid in Southeast Texas. Enroll Now.

By choosing a 2017 TexanPlus Star (HMO SNP) you'll get:

  • Preventive care at no cost - $0 preventive screenings

  • Drug coverage – plan includes comprehensive Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage

  • Care and understanding – doctors who understand how to treat people with Medicare and Medicaid

  • More benefits than Original Medicare – including dental and vision benefits and a Silver&Fit® Exercise & Healthy Aging Program1

  • $45 Over-the-Counter credit – $45 each month to use on approved health products catalog.

  • Transportation – transportation to and from doctor appointments2

  • And much more!

TexanPlus Star (HMO SNP) is built for Dual Eligible beneficiaries who are enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A and B) and who receive additional benefits from the State of Texas Medicaid Program. After you enroll, TexanPlus Star (HMO SNP) provides you with special individualized plans to maximize your Medicare and Medicaid benefits.3


Enrollment disclaimer information:
You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium (unless your Part B premium is paid for you by Medicaid or another third party). This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premium and/or copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. The Formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Premium, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. You may enroll in the plan only during specific times of the year unless you qualify for a Special Election Period (SEP) or Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP).

1 The Silver&Fit program is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness Inc. (ASH Fitness), a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). Silver&Fit is a registered trademark of ASH and used with permission herein.

2 30 one-way trips per year for routine, non-emergent, transportation to and from approved locations; this must be scheduled at least 3 days in advance of services.

3 Medicaid benefits depend on your level of Medicaid eligibility.


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