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Healthy food allowance

Get extra support with eating a balanced, nutritious diet and save money on groceries at the same time.

Using your healthy food allowance

Eligible members receive a monthly allowance on their Healthy Benefits+ Visa® card (formerly called Healthy Savings card) to buy healthy foods and produce. Approved items like fruit, vegetables, healthy grains, dairy, beans and more can be purchased at participating grocery stores simply by scanning the card at checkout.

The benefit becomes effective on the first day of each month and cannot roll over into the next month. Any portion of the allowance not used will expire at the end of the month, or upon plan termination. Eligible members will receive a welcome letter that includes the Healthy Benefits+ card to access the benefit.

Who can save with the food allowance?

The food allowance is available to Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) members with congestive heart failure, ischemic heart failure, diabetes or hypertension and Connect + Medicare members with diabetes, hypertension or lipid disorders.

Register and get started

To learn more, activate your card or check your card balance, visit or call 1-833-862-8276 (TTY 711). This phone number is also on the back of your Healthy Benefits+ card.

Learn about my Healthy Benefits+ card