See which DSNP Medicare plans offer the most money for groceries in Allegheny County, PA

Six highly rated, zero-dollar plans offer between $35 and $300 per month in Allegheny County

The Providers app team is dedicated to helping all Americans navigate the social safety net. Medicare represents one of the country's most essential benefit programs. Low-income Americans eligible for Medicare are often able to access a type of Medicare Advantage plan called a "Dual Special Needs Plan".

Understanding them can be difficult. Our team has compared all DSNP plans in Allegheny County to generate this list of DSNP plans with zero-dollar cost sharing that have earned 4-stars or more, ordered by the amount of extra grocery money they offer.

Is a DSNP Medicare plan right for me?

Eligibility for DSNP Medicare in Pennsylvania is limited to people who are enrolled in both Medicare and the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance program. Most people who are eligible either:

  • Are 65 and over, and have an Access Card issued by the State of Pennsylvania; or
  • Receive Social Security Disability (SSDI)

DSNP Medicare plans offer comprehensive managed health care, prescription drug coverage, and many supplemental benefits. They typically have very low or no-cost. We recommend people with an Access card only consider plans that have earned at least a 4-star rating from the federal government, and are explicitly "zero dollar" cost sharing plans.

Which DSNP Medicare plans in Allegheny County, PA offer the most money for groceries?

  1. Aetna Advantra Cares HMO D-SNP: $300 per month (4.5 stars - Evidence of Coverage)
  2. Highmark Wholecare Medicare Assured Diamond HMO D-SNP: $175 per month (4 stars - Evidence of Coverage)
  3. HumanaChoice SNP-DE PPO D-SNP: $170 per month (4.5 stars - Evidence of Coverage)
  4. UHC Dual Complete PA-S001 PPO D-SNP: $157 per month (4.5 stars - Evidence of Coverage)
  5. Geisinger Gold Secure Rx HMO D-SNP: $143 per month (4 stars - Evidence of Coverage)
  6. UPMC for Life Complete Care HMO D-SNP: $300 per quarter (4.5 stars - Evidence of Coverage)

Where can I learn more about these plans?

You can learn more about these plans many places, including by visiting, calling 1-800-Medicare, or finding a Pennsylvania State Health Insurance Assistance Program office. You can learn more about all kinds of benefits and safety net programs for people of all ages and situations by downloading the Providers app.