District of Columbia UnitedHealthcare Dual Choice Special Needs Plans

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of District of Columbia offers its Dual Special Needs Plans (DSNP) – UHC Dual Choice – within the federal district.

2024 plan names:

  • UHC Dual Choice (HMO D-SNP)
  • UHC Dual Choice (PPO D-SNP)

2023 plan names:

  • UnitedHealthcare® Dual Choice (PPO-D-SNP)
  • UnitedHealthcare® Dual Choice One (HMO D-SNP)
  • UnitedHealthcare® Dual Choice Unity (PPO D-SNP)

UHC Dual Choice Special Needs Plans (SNP) offer benefits for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. These SNP plans provide benefits beyond Original Medicare, such as transportation to medical appointments and routine vision exams. Members must have Medicaid to enroll.

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans use a network of contracted local physicians and hospitals to provide member care. Generally, members must use these care providers to receive benefits for covered services, except in emergencies. Some HMO plans do not require referrals for specialty care.

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans work with a network of contracted local physicians and hospitals, but also allows members the flexibility to seek covered services from outside of the contracted network, usually at a higher cost. Members do not need a referral for specialty care.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs) combine the hospital and doctor coverage of Medicare Parts A and B with Part D prescription drug coverage, plus additional features and benefits designed to meet the unique needs of identified Medicare consumer populations.