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Get your Medical Assistance and Medicare benefits through UCare

UCare offers two health care plans for people ages 65 and older who need financial assistance:

  • UCare's Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) (HMO D-SNP) plan is designed for people who want to combine their Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and Medicare, while getting some additional programs and services (including waiver services for those who qualify) Order a kit or enroll now
  • UCare's Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) plan is created for people who qualify for Medical Assistance, but do not have Medicare (including waiver services for those who qualify) Learn more

Current members

Important Plan Documents

About UCare's Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) (HMO D-SNP)

UCare’s MSHO is a plan that combines the benefits and services of Medicare and Medical Assistance with supplemental benefits to give every member that qualifies care that meets their needs.


You can join this plan if you:

  • Are 65 years of age or older
  • Receive Medical Assistance (also known as Medicare from the state)
  • Have Medicare parts A and B
  • Live in the 66-county UCare’s MSHO service area

See the map for the counties in the service area.

What you get with your UCare's MSHO plan in 2022

More support

  • No premiums*, deductibles or Medicaid cost sharing
  • Part D prescription drug coverage
  • Access to UCare Dental Connection that will help you find and schedule appointments with dental clinics
  • Up to $750 per year for bath and home safety equipment such as grab bars, handheld showers, bath seats, raised toilet seats, reacher, sock lifter and long-handled shoehorn
  • Caregiver training and support for qualifying members with dementia, cognitive impairment, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s or ALS. Learn more
  • Up to eight hours per month of respite care for qualifying members with dementia
  • Helpful care coordinator
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) for members with and without an Elderly Waiver
  • No-cost transportation to and from your covered medical, dental and pharmacy visits through UCare's Health Ride
  • Up to three round-trip rides per week to a participating health club, covered evidence-based health education class and/or covered WW weight management and wellness workshops. Members with substance use disorders can have one additional round-trip ride per day to AA or NA meetings.
  • Post-Discharge – Four sessions with a Community Health Worker (safety assessment, resource coordination). Post-discharge medication reconciliation in a pharmacy. Post-discharge meals with two meals a day for up to four weeks following discharge.

Focus on Wellness

  • One Pass fitness program including gym membership, online fitness classes, at home fitness kits, brain training, and no-cost social events, activities and classes
  • Up to $15 discount on most community education classes in Minnesota
  • Option to receive our Strong & Stable Kit to help prevent falls
  • Personal independence smartwatch with activity and heart rate tracker and emergency response support
  • No-cost meal delivery service after inpatient stay for members with and without Elderly Waiver services
  • Earn rewards for completing certain preventive screenings, tests or exams
  • 13 weeks of WW (formerly Weight Watchers) vouchers for local and online weight and wellness support
  • $30 a month nutritional food allowance for members with diabetes or congestive heart failure
  • Juniper evidence-based unlimited health education classes – falls prevention, self-management classes focused on: arthritis, chronic pain, diabetes; active living, Tai Ji Quan

Extra care

  • Additional dental coverage such as: two crowns per year and a new electric toothbrush every three years, with two replacement heads per year
  • Anti-glare lens coating, lens tinting and Progressive lenses
  • Individualized Home Supports with training (IHS) for members with an Elderly Waiver. Four hours per month for six months
  • UCare 24/7 nurse line, so you know where to go when you’re not feeling well

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

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UCare’s MSHO Care Coordination

You don’t have to figure out your health care benefits on your own. When you enroll in UCare’s MSHO, a care coordinator will help you understand your benefits and work with you to make a care plan. The care plan helps make sure you get the health care you need. Your care coordinator will:

  • Schedule your appointments
  • Talk to your doctors
  • Order medical equipment
  • Arrange for services to help you stay in your home
  • Help you get different levels of care
  • And much more

About Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+)

UCare's MSC+ plan help's you access your Medical Assistance (Medicaid) benefits and gives you some additional programs and services.

Learn about enrollment in MSC+


  • If you live in UCare’s 66-county MSC+ service area and are age 65 or older and qualify for Medical Assistance, you can choose UCare as your MSC+ plan.
  • If you have Medicaid and Medicare, you can enroll in UCare’s Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) (HMO D-SNP) program OR choose MSC+ and enroll in a separate Medicare Prescription Drug plan.

See the map for the counties in the UCare MSC+ service area.

What you get with UCare's MSC+ plan

In addition to your Medical Assistance benefits, UCare offers the following extras:

  • UCare's Health Ride provides no-cost transportation to and from your covered medical, dental and pharmacy visits
  • Disease management programs for members with chronic conditions
  • Access to Dental Connection to help you find and schedule appointments with dental clinics
  • A large network of health care providers
  • The option to receive our Strong & Stable Kit to help prevent falls
  • A free quit smoking program
  • Access to our other great health and wellness programs and tools

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Application and enrollment resources

This stuff is complicated. Get details about our plans and how to enroll.

  • Order a UCare's MSHO Information kit
  • Find out how to enroll in a UCare plan for people ages 65 and older
  • Learn more about assistance programs available for people ages 65 and older at Minnesota Department of Human Services website
  • Call a UCare licensed agent at 612-676-3554 or 1-800-707-1711, 8 am – 8 pm, seven days a week (Oct. 1 – March 31) 8 am – 8 pm, Monday – Friday (April 1 – Sept. 30)

Minnesota Health Care Programs

Minnesota also offers health care assistance programs for:

Our Minnesota Health Care Programs representatives can answer questions you may have about features of these plans.
Call us at 612-676-3554 or 1-800-707-1711 (TTY 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534)
8 am - 8 pm, seven days a week (Oct. 1 - March 31)
8 am - 8 pm, Monday - Friday (April 1 - Sept. 30)