UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP)
Minnesota Institutional Special Needs I-SNP Plan (2024 Plan)
Overall Government Star Rating4.5
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UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) is a Institutional Special Needs Plan (I-SNP), which is available in Minnesota and offered by the health insurance company UCare. This plan’s network type is HMO which determines in-network doctors who accept the health plan and whether a referral is needed.
UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) has a monthly premium cost of $0 per month, with an annual deductible of $0 and a maximum out of pocket cost sharing of $4,500 In-network. The most common benefit costs which people evaluate when choosing a plan are costs for a primary doctor visit, specialist doctor visit, emergency room visit, and ambulance. These costs are listed in this summary section and a full list of benefit costs for UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) are defined below.
Additional Benefits and Coverage
UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) is a Medicare Advantage plan which does include Medicare Part D Prescription Drug coverage. Other common benefits included with Medicare Advantage plans are coverage for dental, vision, and hearing. UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) includes coverage for hearing, vision, dental.
Medicare Advantage health plans can offer even more additional benefits. UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) includes coverage for the following additional benefits:
Comparing the Quality Score of UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) to Other Plans in Minnesota
Each year the federal government evaluates the quality of Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug plans based on a 5-star scoring system. For 2024, UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) received an overall government quality rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.
UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) performed better than Minnesota’s State average overall quality score of 4.2 stars.
The government calculates an “Overall star rating” based on ratings for sub components including “Health plan star rating” and “Drug plan star rating”, which includes further subcomponents of each.
UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) received 4.5 stars for its health plan quality score which is better than the Minnesota State average health plan quality score of 4.0 stars.
UCare Advocate Choice (HMO I-SNP) received 4 stars for its drug plan quality score which is worse than the Minnesota State average drug plan quality score of 4.3 stars.
Plan Benefits and Coverage Details
Tests, labs, & imaging
$275 per day for days 6 through 10
$0 per day for days 11 through 90
Skilled nursing facility
$170 per day for days 21 through 100
Mental health services
Opioid treatment services
Prescription Drug Benefits
Tier drug costs for: Standard retail pharmacy drug cost for 1-month
|Tiers||Initial coverage phase||Gap coverage phase||Catastrophic coverage phase|
|Preferred Generic||$3.00 copay|
Brand-name drugs :
Brand-name drugs :
|Preferred Brand||$47.00 copay|
|Non-Preferred Drug||$100.00 copay|
Part B Drugs
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