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UCare Connect + Medicare

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About UCare Connect + Medicare

UCare Connect + Medicare (Special Needs BasicCare) (HMO D-SNP) is a health plan for people with Medicaid (Medical Assistance), Medicare and a certified disability.


Enroll in UCare Connect + Medicare if you:

Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Benton, Blue Earth, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac qui Parle, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Polk, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Scott, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Swift, Todd, Wadena, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright and Yellow Medicine.

Learn about the plan features and extras that make UCare Connect + Medicare a great choice.

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2024 Benefits

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When you join UCare Connect + Medicare, a team of health care professionals will be dedicated to helping you meet your health and wellness goals. You will be assigned a care coordinator who can help:

  • Identify or change your primary care clinic or primary care provider
  • Coordinate transportation, dental, mental health or other benefits and services
  • Learn about preventive care, such as physical exams, vaccinations and screenings
  • Assist during transitions between care settings (such as your home, hospital or nursing home)
  • Help you access programs to start exercising, quit smoking, find food or housing support, or take other steps to improve your health

Care coordination helps make sure your needs and preferences for health services are met over time.

  • No premiums* or deductible
  • One member identification (ID) card for Medicaid, Medicare and prescription drugs
  • Part D prescription drug coverage
  • Earn rewards for completing certain preventive screenings, tests or exams
  • No-cost transportation to and from covered medical, dental and pharmacy appointments through UCare Health Ride
  • Up to $15 discount on community education classes in Minnesota (limits apply)
  • Keep Your Coverage team of specialists that guide you through the Medicaid renewal process so you can avoid breaks in care and services
  • Eyewear upgrades: non-glare coating, photochromatic tinting and progressive lenses
  • Routine foot care once monthly
  • Post-discharge medication reconciliation with a pharmacist
  • Nurse Line, so you know where to go when you’re not feeling well

*You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium unless it is paid by the state.

  • Access to UCare Dental Connection to help you find and schedule appointments with dental clinics that can meet your needs
  • Dental care aboard the UCare Mobile Dental Clinic when it’s in your area
  • Additional dental coverage: two crowns per year, one crown repair per year
  • One Pass fitness program with access to participating fitness locations nationwide, online classes, at home fitness kits, brain training, no-cost social events, activities and more
  • Flexible transportation — three rides per week to covered health and wellness locations and one ride per week to nutritional food allowance sites for qualifying members
  • Healthy food allowance of $50 per month loaded to your UCare Healthy Benefits+ Visa card for members with diabetes, hypertension and lipid disorders
  • Up to seven rides per week to Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous
  • Activity tracker plus Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) device with 24/7 call-for-help, step and heart rate tracking and built-in GPS
  • Blood Pressure Monitor for members with a hypertension diagnosis that use the Activity Tracker plus Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) device.
  • Save with grocery discounts on pre-qualified healthy foods. Weekly discounts loaded to your UCare Healthy Benefits+ Visa® card.
  • $60 quarterly over-the-counter (OTC) allowance through CVS to buy eligible OTC items including surgical masks, vitamins, allergy medications, first aid supplies, toothpaste and more
  • Six therapeutic massage visits per year, for qualifying members with back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia
  • 12 routine chiropractic visits per year, including additional exams and extremity adjustments for members with musculoskeletal disorders
  • Acupuncture for acute low back pain — up to 12 additional visits per year
  • Adult Dental Kit: electric toothbrush and charger, replacement brush heads, toothpaste and dental floss. One kit per year.
  • Adult Dental Refill Kit: replacement brush heads, toothpaste and dental floss. When you didn't get the Adult Dental Kit, one kit per year.
  • Connect to Wellness Kit: options include fitness, sleep aid, stress reduction, dental, smart home device and weighted blanket. One kit per year.

Things to consider before you enroll

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Are your drugs covered?

We cover a wide range of drugs from brand name to generic. See if your prescriptions are covered.

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Did you review the plan?

Review these documents to make sure this is the right plan for you.

2024 Summary of benefits

2024 Comparison chart

Medicare Star Ratings

Questions? Call a UCare expert.

8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Call 612-676-3554 or 1-800-707-1711
TTY 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534