How Medicaid and Medicare Differ

While they are sometimes confused with each other, Medicare and Medicaid differ in several significant ways — including how the programs are funded and who is eligible. When someone is eligible for both programs, they are often referred to as dually eligible.

Dually eligible individuals qualify for both programs due to their age and/or their disability status and income. Dual Special Needs Plans (DSNPs) coordinate care for these individuals to simplify care experiences and make it easier for them to receive the entirety of their benefits. Hear from our leaders about how these plans support dually eligible individuals.

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Video: How Medicare and Medicaid Differ

Looking to learn more about Dual Special Needs Plans?

Interested in learning how DSNPs are funded, the eligibility requirements, and how these plans coordinate care experiences? Watch our full educational video. Then test your knowledge with our DSNP quiz.

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