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South Country Health Alliance

Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC)

2300 Park Dr, Ste 100, Owatonna, MN, 55060-8802

Distance: 1118 Miles

(866) 567-7242


Service Details


Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) is a voluntary managed care program for people with disabilities ages 18 through 64 who have Medical Assistance (MA). Enrollees may have a care coordinator or navigator to help them get health care services.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) works with health care companies to offer the program. The plan covers primary, behavioral health, dental, and specialty care.

Map showing plan choices for each county

People can be in a Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) plan and still get the following services on a fee-for-service basis:
* Personal Care Assistance (PCA)
* Home and Community Based Waiver Services
* Home Care Nursing (HCN)

Covered services

For more information about SNBC, see:
* Program overview
* Plan comparisons

Additional Information

The 2019 plan names are:
* SingleCare - Non dual, Medicaid-only product (people who do not have Medicare)
* SharedCare - Dual non integrated Medical Assistance (MA) product

Covered Drug List (Formulary) can be found online - Make sure to select the correct plan name from the options list, as the formularies may differ.
* Search for a Pharmacy - Make sure to select the correct plan name
* Find a Provider


  • Payment
    • Medicaid (Medical Assistance) 
  • Specialization
    • Adults with disabilities 


Who can enroll:
* Adults ages 18 through 64 who are on:
- Medical Assistance (MA) or Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD)
- Certified as disabled by the Social Security Administration, State Medical Review Team (SMRT) or eligible for Developmental Disability waiver services as decided by the county

Participants must have Medical Assistance (MA) and either no Medicare, or both Medicare Parts A and B.

Who cannot enroll:
* People who are in a Regional Treatment Center (RTC)
* People who are eligible for MA because they get services as victims of torture
* People on the Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) program

Information for people with spenddowns:
* People with a medical spenddown cannot enroll in SNBC.
* People with SNBC who get a medical spenddown after enrollment can stay in their plan.
- They pay the medical spenddown to DHS.
* People with an institutional spenddown are eligible to enroll in SNBC.
- They still pay the institutional spenddown to their facility.
- More information

Eligible people can choose to:
* Enroll at any time
* Not enroll (opt out) and stay in fee-for-service MA or families and children managed health care programs
* Disenroll and return to fee-for service MA or families and children managed health care programs starting at the end of the month

Application Instructions

Eligible people will get an enrollment package with a plan choice form in the mail.
They can:
* Do nothing and let DHS pick a plan for them
- If there is more than one plan offered in the county, they mark a choice of plan and send the form in the return envelope
* Opt out by signing and sending in the opt out letter

The letter will show the last day to enroll or opt out. Automatic enrollment happens if nothing is heard by the deadline.
Enrollees can choose to change their plan or disenroll for the next available month.
People who have opted out in the past may contact their county or tribe to enroll in a plan.

The Disability Hub MN can help people to understand their options, compare plans, enroll or opt out. They can also help to disenroll (get out of a plan) or to change plans. Call them at: (866) 333-2466


There is no fee to join a plan. People who have Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) must continue to pay their monthly premium.

Co-payments (copays):
* Participants have no copays for MA-covered medications or services
* Participants will continue to pay copays for Medicare Drug Plan (Part D) covered drugs

Business Hours

8:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Sunday
* October - March

8:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Friday
* April - September

Area Served

Brown, Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue, Kanabec, Morrison, Sibley, Steele, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena and Waseca


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 444-7770
Toll Free - Sales and Service (866) 567-7242
TTY (800) 627-3529

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Other Locations

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