Medical Assistance Programs

Minnesota offers several health care programs that help people with lower incomes,
including children, adults, and families afford the care they need.

State Medical Assistance Programs

UCare offers Minnesota Health Care Programs for individuals, families, and seniors. These are publicly funded basic health care programs.

Medicaid plan options

Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP)
PMAP is a health care program that pays for medical services for low-income adults, children, and pregnant women in Minnesota.

MinnesotaCare
This is a program for adults, families, and children who can't afford health insurance.

Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+)
This is a program for low-income seniors age 65 and older.

UCare Connect (Special Needs BasicCare)
UCare Connect is a Special Needs BasicCare program that provides health care coverage to adults with certified disabilities.

Medicare + Medicaid plan options

UCare Connect + Medicare (Special Needs BasicCare)
UCare Connect + Medicare gives people with disabilities the benefits of Medicare and Medical Assistance all in one health plan.

UCare's Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO)
Learn more about our combined Medicare and Medical Assistance plan for seniors 65 and older.

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For individuals

The state of Minnesota offers two health care programs for individuals between the ages of 21 and 64 who need financial assistance to afford health insurance: Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare. UCare offers plans to help you access your Medical Assistance (Medicaid) or MinnesotaCare benefits.

  • MinnesotaCare (MnCare)
  • Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP)

 

Find out if you qualify.

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For families and children

Families and children meeting income guidelines may qualify for Medical Assistance (Medicaid). If you qualify, you can enroll in our PMAP plan to get your health care.

  • Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP)

 

Find out if you qualify.

Apply on MNSure

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For people with disabilities

UCare offers two plans for people ages 18 to 64 with certified disabilities. Which UCare plan(s) you are eligible for depend on whether you have Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Medicare, or both.

  • UCare Connect (Special Needs BasicCare)
  • UCare Connect + Medicare (Special Needs BasicCare) (HMO D-SNP)
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For people ages 65 and older

UCare offers two plans for people ages 65 and older who have Medical Assistance through their county to help with health care costs. Which UCare plan(s) you are eligible for depend on whether you have Medicare.

  • UCare's Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) (HMO D-SNP)
  • Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+)

Talk to someone who gets it

Our Minnesota Health Care Programs representatives can answer questions you may have about features of these plans. Call us at 612-676-3200 or 1-800-203-7225, TTY 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534, 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday​.

Need help choosing a plan?

Use our plan questionnaire to find a plan.

H5397_H2456_8839_092019 approved
October 2019