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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.

Eligibility

Enroll in UCare Connect + Medicare if you:

  • Have a certified disability or are actively receiving services through the Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver
  • Are at least age 18 and under age 65
  • Have Medicaid (Medical Assistance) and Medicare Parts A and B
  • Live in the UCare Connect + Medicare service area

Current Members

Important plan documents



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

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Benefits

Select a tab below to read about the great additional benefits UCare offers
  • No premiums* or deductible
  • One member 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
  • The UCare 24/7 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 accommodate 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, nitrous oxide two times per year
  • One Pass fitness program with gym membership, online classes and more
  • Flexible transportation: three rides per week to covered fitness centers
  • Nutritional Food Allowance of $30 per month for members with diabetes, hypertension and lipid disorders
  • Thirteen weeks of WW (formerly Weight Watchers) vouchers for local and online weight and wellness support
  • Up to seven rides per week to Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous
  • 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 Stress Reduction Kit: options include fitness, sleep aid, stress reduction, Amazon Echo and weighted blanket. One kit per year.
  • Mask and Sanitizer Kit: two reusable masks, 16 oz bottle of hand sanitizer, three packs of wipes and one box of disposable gloves

Things to consider before you enroll

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Is your doctor in network?

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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.

Summary of benefits

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