Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) that operate with exclusively aligned enrollment and cover Medicaid benefits through the D-SNP or an affiliated Medicaid managed care organization — classified as applicable integrated plans (AIPs) — can provide enrollees with a single set of fully integrated materials that describe both the Medicare and Medicaid benefits covered by the D-SNP, and its affiliated Medicaid plan, when applicable. 

This tip sheet can help states work with their AIP D-SNPs to develop integrated materials for D-SNP enrollees. The tip sheet: (1) explains why states should work with AIP D-SNPs to integrate D-SNP materials; (2) describes the specific materials that can be integrated and the benefits of integrating them; (3) summarizes steps for developing integrated D-SNP materials; and (4) highlights key considerations for states interested in requiring D-SNPs to use integrated materials.

This tip sheet is a product of the Integrated Care Resource Center, a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, which is coordinated by Mathematica and the Center for Health Care Strategies.