How to Get Dental, Vision & Hearing with MaineCare Buy-in
Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (DSNP) are health plans for people who have both Medicare and Medicaid (AKA MaineCare).
What’s the difference between Medicare and MaineCare?
If you’re not sure, we can help.
Medicare provides health benefits for people over age 65, as well as people younger than 65 who qualify due to a disability. Medicare is a federal program. Medicaid, on the other hand, is managed at the state level. Medicaid provides health benefits for people with lower incomes, but the rules to qualify vary from state to state.
Can you have both Medicare and MaineCare at the same time?
Yes, some people qualify for BOTH Medicare and MaineCare. These individuals are often called “dual eligible.” This is where dual special needs plans — or “dual” plans — come in.
Dual plans work together with MaineCare and Medicare. Dual health plans cover doctor visits, hospital stays and prescription drugs and often they will include extra benefits like Dental, Vision, transportation and over-the-counter items such as aspirin, toothpaste, band-aids, and more!
Medicare/MaineCare Dual plans offer these extra benefits and features at no extra cost to you
Dual plans go beyond either MaineCare or Original Medicare alone. You will have all the Medicare and MaineCare benefits you have now plus you will have additional benefits with the dual plan you choose. And best of all, with your dual plan, you get these many extra benefits and features than at no extra cost!
These extra benefits may include:
- Dental coverage of up to $3,000
- Eye exams, plus credit for eyewear up to $400
- Hearing exams, plus credit for hearing aids
- Rides to health care visits and the pharmacy at no cost to you.
- up to $100 in credits EACH MONTH to buy health-related products over the counter
- and many other benefits like food cards or pet food if you have a service animal.
Want to get these extra benefits?
The best new of all is that if you qualify for these plans, you do not have to wait for Open Enrollment in the fall. You can sign sign up for a plan today!
Need more information? I can help.
If you would like to ask a question or get more information about these plans, you can call me directly at 207-370-0143 or use the simple form below to send an email message.
The best part about working with me is that it will not cost you anything to meet with me to discuss your options or to review the plans that are available. I am paid by the insurance companies in the form of a commission if you enroll in a plan. And I’m always available during the year to help with questions on how to use the plan or to offer assistance if you have any trouble!
“My goal is to help you and I have found great joy in being able to offer my services to people who need my help.”Todd Reagin