Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) In New York  

Medicare Advantage D-SNP plans are for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. They offer coordinated care and extra coverage not available with Original Medicare.

Extra Care, Resources, And Support  

Do you have both Medicare and Medicaid? If so, you might qualify for a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP). These plans offer extra coverage you won’t receive with Original Medicare, like dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits, and coverage for over-the-counter health items.  

Am I Eligible For A D-SNP? 

You’re eligible for a D-SNP if you receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits. You can learn more about Medicare and Medicaid if you’re not sure which program you qualify for.


If you qualify for both programs and we offer a D-SNP where you live, it could be worth exploring the extra coverage.

Benefits In Dual Eligible Medicare Plans 

Our D-SNPs give you dental, vision, hearing, and prescription drug coverage. Make sure to check your area for specific coverage, as it can vary from state to state.

Preventive care

Routine physicals and health screenings 

Dental, vision and hearing

Routine teeth cleaning, eye exams and health screenings


Rides to health-related appointments

24/7 NurseLine

24-hour health support from a registered nurse

Personal emergency response system (PERS)

Contact a caregiver or emergency services at the touch of a button

Over-the-counter (OTC) benefit

Coverage for OTC health products

Compare SNPs With Other Medicare Advantage Plans

If you’re not eligible for a D-SNP, we offer other types of  SNPs, including  Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans (C-SNPs). Our Medicare Advantage plans also offer similar benefits. You just need to be enrolled in Original Medicare to apply. 

Attend a Free Medicare Event

Sign up for a free Medicare event to learn how Empire Medicare plans help cover costs that Original Medicare doesn’t. You can attend a virtual Medicare webinar. Or, if you prefer, come to a live seminar in your area where a Medicare licensed agent will be present to answer your questions.

Find An Event

Original Medicare: Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance).

Empire BlueCross BlueShield is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract. Empire BlueCross BlueShield is a SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the state Medicaid program. Enrollment in Empire BlueCross BlueShield depends on contract renewal.