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Dual Special Needs Plans Can Offer Up to $1000 for Health Care Purchases at Walgreens


Are you eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid? A Dual Special Needs Plan, or a DSNP, can offer additional benefits and features.

Not enrolling in a DSNP might mean missing out on plan benefits such as vision, dental, and transportation to appointments. DSNP members with a plan from UnitedHealthcare also may be able to get another benefit: a debit card with up to $1000 in over the counter products from Walgreens. There’s no extra cost if you’re enrolled in one of these plans. You can use this card to get approved health care items you may use every day.


How Does It Work?

 It’s easy. DSNP members can receive up $1000 on the card to buy approved items either from a catalog or at Walgreens. This includes:

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Leg and foot care products
  • Things for the home like scales, thermometers, and blood pressure monitors
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Bath safety products like mats and shower benches and more.

If you’re at your local Walgreens store, look for the “APPROVED OTC” label on the price tag. If making a trip to the store is hard, you can also use the product catalog. The catalog offers lots of products and there’s no extra cost for shipping or taxes. What’s more, you can get what you want by ordering online, with a toll-free number, or by mail.

Where You Can Get the Debit Card?

This benefit card is available for some dual special needs plans in Florida, Texas, Washington, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Delaware. Do you want to learn more? Go to getdual.com.


Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance company or one of its affiliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid Program. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare.