Understanding Dual Eligibility

Today, there are approximately 12 million individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid — also known as dually eligible. Individuals eligible for both programs often face complex medical and social needs, have unmet behavioral and social health needs, and may have functional limitations.

Hear from Lori Halpern, former Executive Director of UnitedHealthcare Dual Special Needs Plans and current Vice President of Optum Behavioral Health, about what makes someone eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, and how Dual Special Needs Plans (DSNPs) help these individuals coordinate care. 


Video: Understanding Dual Eligibility

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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