Plan Information

Chronic Special Needs

HealthTeam Advantage (HTA) is your local, reliable, accessible Medicare Advantage health plan and we’re excited to offer a Chronic Special Needs Plan (CNSP), the Diabetes & Heart Care HMO CSNP.

Aside from the regular Medicare Advantage plans, which are designed to replace and build upon your Original Medicare, there are Special Needs Plans, which tailor benefits, provider choices, and drug formularies to best meet specific needs of the groups they serve. Chronic Special Needs Plans (CSNPs) focus on Medicare beneficiaries who have certain chronic medical diseases, and the HTA HMO CSNP specifically focuses on diabetes and/or congestive heart failure. We’re the only CSNP available in the Triad.

You can enroll in the HTA HMO CSNP if you meet these requirements:

  • You have Medicare Part A and B
  • You live in Guilford county
  • You are a U.S. Citizen
  • You do not have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • You have diabetes and/or congestive heart failure that is verified by a participating HTA provider

Enrollment Period

Medicare beneficiaries who are eligible for the HealthTeam Advantage Diabetes & Heart Care HMO CSNP can enroll in the plan (provided you meet all the qualifying circumstances), all year long.

The HealthTeam Advantage Diabetes & Heart Care HMO CSNP is a Health Maintenance Organization, which means you must use in-network providers. The HealthTeam Advantage Diabetes & Heart Care HMO CSNP offers additional services and benefits to help you better manage your diabetes or CHF and realize your healthcare goals. We’ve created a Simple Guide to Special Needs Plans for more information.

Working Toward a Healthier You

This plan is designed for people who are ready and willing to partner with their doctors and care teams. What does that mean exactly? It means you’ll actively participate in managing your chronic condition (i.e. adhere to your medications, get regular checkups, communicate with your team) and you’ll complete an annual Health Risk Assessment (a questionnaire that helps identify your healthcare needs).