Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans (C-SNPs) In California

Medicare Advantage Chronic Condition SNPs are for people living with diabetes, lung disorders, cardiovascular disorders, chronic heart failure, and/or end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

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Customized Care, Coverage, And Resources


Chronic Condition Special Needs (C-SNP) plans are a type of Medicare Advantage (MA) plan designed to meet the unique needs of people with one or more chronic conditions, including diabetes, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), lung conditions or heart disease. 


Anthem Medicare Advantage C-SNPs aim to improve health outcomes with a customized approach to managing your chronic conditions, including:



Tailored benefits



Individualized care plans



Dedicated care team



Out-of-pocket savings



Transportation assistance


Living with severe or chronic health conditions can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our C-SNP plans give you access to the right doctors, treatments, and resources to help you stay your healthiest.

Am I Eligible For A C-SNP?

You may be eligible for a C-SNP if you have one or more of the following conditions, depending on where you live.

Diabetes mellitus


C-SNPs for diabetes typically cover blood glucose monitoring, insulin management, nutritional training and foot care, as well as vision, hearing, dental care. Your primary doctor, endocrinologist (diabetes specialist), and other providers will work with you to coordinate a personalized plan of care.


C-SNP coverage for diabetes is available in California.



End-stage renal disease (ESRD)


If you have this kidney condition, your care team will include your primary doctor and a nephrologist (kidney-care specialist). You’ll receive personal support, nutritional training, necessary treatments, and prescription drug coverage. Preventive care is also covered, including routine health, dental, vision and hearing screenings.



C-SNP coverage for ESRD is available in California.


Chronic lung disorders


These C-SNPs offer special care for those with lung-related disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary hypertension, or emphysema. A pulmonologist (lung specialist) will coordinate with your primary doctor for treatments, medications, and general health management. These plans also include special coverage for items like oxygen supplies and other medical equipment.


C-SNP coverage for chronic lung disorders is available in California.



CHF and cardiovascular disorders


This C-SNP offers special coverage for chronic venous thromboembolism (CVT), chronic heart failure (CHF), cardiac arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, or peripheral vascular disease. A cardiologist (heart specialist) will work with you and your doctor to determine the best course of ongoing care.



C-SNP coverage for chronic heart failure and cardiovascular disorders is available in California.


C-SNP Benefits And Coverage 


Most of our Medicare Advantage C-SNP plans include prescription drug coverage and other valuable benefits with $0 premiums, deductibles and copays. You will still have to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

Meal delivery

Free meals with delivery 

Over-the-counter (OTC) benefit

Coverage for OTC health products


Rides to health-related appointments

Preventive care

Routine physicals and health screenings 

No-cost fitness benefit

Fitness membership with SilverSneakers® 

Dental, vision and hearing

Routine teeth cleaning, eye exams and health screenings

Compare SNPs With Other Medicare Advantage Plans



If you’re not eligible for a C-SNP, we offer other types of  SNPs, including  Dual-Eligible Special Needs plans for those with both Medicare and Medicaid. Our Medicare Advantage plans also offer similar benefits. You just need to be enrolled in Original Medicare to apply. 

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Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the California Medicaid program. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company depends on contract renewal.