Special Needs Plan (SNP) | Medicare Glossary

Medicare Glossary Topic.

A type of Medicare Advantage plan that limits membership to individuals with specific disease or characteristics. SNPs design their benefits, provider options and drug formularies to best meet the specific needs of the groups that they service. Eligibility for an SNP requires that you meet the following conditions:

  • You are enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B

  • You live in the plan’s service area

  • You have one or more of a list of severe or disabling chronic conditions, you live in an institution or require home nursing care, or you have both Medicare and Medicaid.