Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are type of Medicare Advantage plan that provides coordinated care to beneficiaries with specific needs or situation. Like all Advantage plans, Special Needs Plans will have a network, usually either an HMO or a PPO.
These SNPs limit their membership to beneficiaries who have specific illnesses, chronic conditions, or circumstances. The plans must include all of the same services as Original Medicare Parts A and B.
However, Special Needs Plans tailor their plan benefits, network and drug formulary to meet the needs of individuals who have these specific health conditions. All Special Needs Plan include a built-in Part D drug plan.