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It’s time to choose, Minnesota

It’s a new day for Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC)

And we’re excited that you can now choose UnitedHealthcare® Community Plan of Minnesota for your 2023 health coverage and benefits. 

All Minnesotans deserve affordable health care, including you. We’re excited to announce that starting January 1, 2023 we’ll offer UnitedHealthcare Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) to those who are covered by Medical Assistance, are 18 through 64 years old and are certified disabled. 

Get a plan that gives you more. UnitedHealthcare has a large provider network in Minnesota. That gives you more options to choose the right doctors and specialists to fit your health care needs. We also offer more services and extras, which can make a real difference in your life.

See why Minnesotans choose UnitedHealthcare

Whatever plan you choose, UnitedHealthcare will help you get the care you need.

  • Large variety of network doctors
  • Care coordinator who works with you one-on-one
  • 24-hour nurse phone line
  • No additional costs*
  • Easy access to health care and support

Starting January 1, 2023, Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) will be available in St. Louis and Scott counties through UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. 

 

 

 

Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC)


We're here for you in 2023

Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) is a voluntary program managed by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, designed with and for people with disabilities. The program is no cost to you. With SNBC, you keep all the benefits of the Medical Assistance* (MA) fee-for-service program and get more benefits like:

  • A 24-hour nurse phone line to answer questions about your health.
  • Tips for healthy living to help you stay well.
  • The option to join a member focus group to provide feedback on health plan services.
  • You may get even more benefits depending on which SNBC health plan you choose. Contact Member Services to learn more.

* Medical Assistance is Minnesota’s term for Medicaid.


Easy access to health care and support

Care Coordinators

SNBC plans include access to care coordinators, who can:

  • Help answer your questions about your health care benefits.
  • Help you choose a primary care provider.
  • Help you schedule your medical appointments.
  • Give support to help you get your health care needs met.
  • Provide you with information and support as you make important health care choices.
  • Help you complete a health risk assessment.
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* No additional cost

You'll have no additional cost with SNBC:
 
  • No copays for MA-covered prescriptions and over-thecounter drugs.
  • No health plan premiums, deductibles or copayments. 
  • If you are on Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD), you must continue to pay your MA-EPD premium to remain eligible for MA. 

In the Community, Minnesota

Reach out, be present, impact lives. Our mission at UnitedHealthcare is very simple – helping people live healthier lives. Watch this video to learn more.

Our mission at UnitedHealthcare is very simple and it’s helping people live healthier lives.

Our purpose is to really put community in the United Healthcare Community Plan.

And our commitment is to serve the most vulnerable.

Reach out, be present, impact lives, and that's really big for us. That's really some of the values that drive this Minnesota health plan. 

We have connected in the last four months with over three dozen community based organizations.

We have connected in the last four months with over three dozen community based organizations.

And I am hopeful that we will have well over 100 events in any calendar year so that we truly do reach out and be present.

It shows that there's people out there supporting other people. They can rely on your neighbor, you can rely on the school, the Boys and Girls Club, UnitedHealthcare, whoever that happens to be.

Today we’re packaging about 2700 bags, 5400 meals.

People will be getting meals thanks to Meals on Wheels and our partnership with UnitedHealthcare.

It’s not just about funding those organizations to do the work. We’re participating in it.

And if we're going to address health inequities and racial disparities, we need to first have a very broad network and we were successful in doing that. 

We're looking to make sure we have in our network providers that are not only within 30 minutes of a member, but within 30 minutes of a public transportation route of our members.

But a bigger part of what we do is really seeing our members as real people and that starts with us being in community and getting to know them.

We want to be here and we want to experience joy with you. We want experience happiness with you.

That's when we really start changing the dynamic. That's really when things start to shift.

 

 

How to Enroll

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You may qualify if you

  • Are covered by Medical Assistance
  • Are 18 through 64 years old 
  • Certified disabled
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Next steps

  • To begin the enrollment process on your own visit the MNSure website at MNsure Home / MNsure
  • To get assistance with enrolling by phone or in person you can find help here: Assister Directory / MNsure
  • To get answers to questions about the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Minnesota you can call 1-888-269-5410

For language help

Compliance

For information on how to file a discrimination complaint view the notice below:

Non-Discrimination and Language Assistance Notices | UnitedHealthcare Community Plan: Medicare & Medicaid Health Plans

The American Indian (AI) Health Statement

American Indians can continue or begin to use tribal and Indian Health Services (IHS) clinics. We will not require prior approval or impose any conditions for you to get services at these clinics. For elders age 65 years and older this includes Elderly Waiver (EW) services accessed through the tribe. If a doctor or other provider in a tribal or IHS clinic refers you to a provider in our network, we will not require you to see your primary care provider prior to the referral.

Important news and dates:

Please check back regularly for updates and news. Reminder of upcoming key dates:

  • Annual Health Plan Selection Period: ends 12/7/22
  • 2023 Enrollment - Your plan benefits will start on: 1/1/23