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Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs) In California With Anthem

Medicare Advantage SNPs are plans for people living with certain medical conditions or those with low income. They include Medicare Parts A, B, and D (prescription drug coverage) and other coverage targeted for your needs.

Special Needs Plans With Anthem


Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are Medicare Advantage plans  for people with limited income or certain conditions or diseases. It can be hard to have a condition that requires extra health care, and just as hard to cover health costs on a fixed or low income.


Here are some ways a Medicare Special Needs Plan may be able to help:


 Extra support from a special team of care providers 

 Prescription drug coverage

 Rides to health-related appointments

 Free healthy meals

 Medicare Part B premium coverage

 SilverSneakers® fitness membership 


This list does not include all benefits that come with Special Needs Plans. Coverage changes based on where you live.


If you don’t qualify for a SNP, our Medicare Advantage HMO plans  and Medicare Advantage PPO plans  may be right for you. Take a look to see what’s available in your area.

Which Special Needs Plan Fits You?

Dual-Eligible SNP (D-SNP)

A D-SNP offers extra support for people who have both Medicare and Medicaid.


You need to be 65 or older or have certain health conditions to qualify for Medicare. Medicaid is based on your income level instead of your age. If your income qualifies you for assistance, you can be younger than 65.


Our D-SNPs include:


  • Vision coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage


Learn more about our D-SNPs and their benefits 

Chronic Condition SNP (C-SNP)

A C-SNP offers extra support and care for people living with:


  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease or chronic heart failure
  • Lung disease
  • End-stage renal disease


Most of our Medicare Advantage C-SNPs also include:


  • Prescription drug coverage 
  • $0 or low monthly premiums
  • $0 deductibles
  • Additional benefits tailored for your healthcare needs


Learn more about our C-SNPs and their benefits

Institutional SNP (I-SNP)


Some people who need an institutional level of care may qualify for an Institutional SNP (I-SNP).

Special Enrollment Period For SNPs


If your health needs or living situation change, you may need to change your Medicare Advantage plan. The Special Enrollment Period is a span of time when you can enroll in a new plan if your health needs or living situation changed.


For example, if you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or a heart condition, you may qualify for a Special Needs Plan. You can use the Special Enrollment Period to switch your plan.


Learn More About Medicare Advantage Enrollment 


Quick Care Tip

If you already have a SNP, explore your Summary of Benefits to make sure you’re taking advantage of your plan’s extra care and support. It’s worth it.

Attend a Free Medicare Event

Sign up for a free Medicare event to learn how Anthem Medicare plans help cover costs that Original Medicare doesn’t. You can attend a virtual Medicare webinar. Or, if you prefer, come to a live seminar in your area where a Medicare licensed agent will be present to answer your questions.

Find An Event

Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO & LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. For Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans: Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the California Medicaid program. Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross depends on contract renewal.