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HealthPartners® Minnesota Senior Health Options (HMO SNP)

Discover a plan for seniors who receive Medicaid (Medical Assistance) and Medicare

Are you age 65 or older and receiving Medicaid? Are you eligible for or enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B? Our HealthPartners® Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) plan might be a perfect fit.

MSHO combines Medicare and Medicaid into one plan. It also provides extra perks and benefits when you need them. Plus, with our MSHO plan, you won’t pay any monthly premium. You’ll also pay $0 for covered services if you go to an in-network doctor or provider. Plus, you’ll have a $0 copay for covered prescription drugs.

MSHO is a program for people who are dual eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare Parts A and B. MSHO works by combining these two programs’ coverages into one plan. That can make your health insurance benefits easier to keep track of and manage. You’ll only have one ID card in your pocket. You’ll get extra perks and benefits, too.

You’ll also get the services of a care coordinator. A care coordinator assists you with your benefits and well-being. They can partner with you to set health goals and make a care plan. They can help make sure your care providers are in contact with each other. They can help with prescription drugs and refills (as needed). And they can help you navigate Medicare and Medicaid.

MSHO combines Medical Assistance and Medicare

With a HealthPartners MSHO plan, that means you’ll get all-in-one coverage for:

  • Routine physical exams
  • Doctor and specialist visits
  • Urgent care and emergency care throughout the U.S.
  • Medical supplies (durable medical equipment)
  • Hearing exams and hearing aids
  • Eye exams and glasses
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Prescribed over-the-counter drugs
  • Long-term care services, like nursing home care
  • Home- and community-based services, if you qualify
  • Personal care assistance, if you qualify
  • And much more

When you enroll in MSHO, you’ll only get coverage when you use an in-network doctor or provider. (But you’ll also have out-of-network coverage for emergencies, urgent care and renal dialysis.) You’ll choose a primary care provider (PCP). Your PCP will help coordinate your medical care.

Our MSHO network includes HealthPartners and Park Nicollet hospitals and clinics. It also includes many other providers. You’ll probably be able to keep the doctors and specialists you already have. And you won’t pay anything when you get in-network care or covered prescription drugs.

Extra perks and benefits help you stay healthy

A HealthPartners MSHO plan includes these no-cost extras:

  • Home-delivered meals and care support after a hospital stay or surgery
  • A first-aid kit, bathroom safety devices and two motion-sensing night lights
  • SilverSneakers® exercise program, where you can visit thousands of fitness locations, get virtual workouts, and attend classes
  • Unlimited access to Virtuwell, a 24/7 online clinic
  • A pocket hearing amplifier
  • An activity tracker and weight management program
  • Caregiver support, short-term respite care and psychotherapy, and transportation support for these services*
  • Up to two boxes of fresh produce delivered each month*
  • An animatronic support pet (lap cat or dog)*
  • A tablet with education and wellness tools*

*These supplemental benefits are only available to members with specific diagnoses who meet eligibility criteria.

You’ll also get $100 gift cards for key health screenings. These screenings include your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit and bone density tests. They also include breast cancer screenings (mammograms) and colorectal cancer screenings.

With HealthPartners MSHO, you won’t pay any monthly premium. You’ll also pay $0 for covered services if you go to an in-network doctor or provider. Plus, you’ll have a $0 copay for covered prescription drugs.

You may still have to make other payments for Medicare Part A premiums, Part B premiums or waiver obligations. Waiver obligations are payments of excess income to remain eligible for community-based long-term care under a Medicaid waiver. When you sign up, we’ll help review your situation.

When you can sign up for or change your MSHO plan

  • When you become eligible for both Medical Assistance and Medicare Parts A and B
  • Once each quarter (January through September)
  • During annual open enrollment (October 15 through December 7)

HealthPartners MSHO plan available to you

HealthPartners Minnesota Senior Health Options combines Medicaid and Medicare benefits into one easy-to-use plan. You won’t pay any additional monthly premium. You also won’t pay anything for covered medical services if you go to an in-network doctor. And you’ll pay nothing for covered prescription drugs.

Offered in these counties

  • Anoka
  • Benton
  • Carver
  • Chisago
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Ramsey
  • Scott
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Washington
  • Wright

How to enroll

Call us or complete a paper application.

Phone hours for our MSHO sales team are:

  • From Oct. 1 through March 31, we’re available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, seven days a week.
  • From April 1 through Sept. 30, we’re available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday.

Need enrollment help? Have questions? Call 877-713-8215 (TTY 711) or email us at MSHOsales@healthpartners.com.

Already a member and need help?

Our Member Services team is here to answer your questions. Call us at 888-820-4285 (TTY 711).

  • From Oct. 1 through March 31, we’re available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, seven days a week.
  • From April 1 through Sept. 30, we’re available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday.

MSHO documents and information

Legal information

Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.

Last updated January 2023

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H2462 H4882_002804 Accepted