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New name for Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans

There is a new name for the Health Care Authority’s program for individuals enrolled in Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNP)! In Washington State, D-SNP is now known as Apple Health Medicare Connect.

This name change better communicates that Apple Health Medicare Connect is only available to clients who are enrolled in both Apple Health (Medicaid) and Medicare coverage (referred to as dual-eligible).

What is Apple Health Medicare Connect?

Apple Health Medicare Connect is a special Medicare Advantage (MA) plan for dual-eligible individuals aimed at improving care coordination for those receiving Medicare and Apple Health services. These special MA plans have a contract with the state of Washington to serve dual-eligible individuals.

How does the name change affect clients and stakeholders?

If you’ve saved or bookmarked the D-SNP webpage in the past, update it with the new hyperlink reflecting the update.

More information

Visit the Apple Health Medicare Connect webpage to learn more about what it means to be dual-eligible, how to enroll, and view frequently asked questions.