Special Needs Plan (SNP) Law and Legal Definition

A special needs plan (SNP) is a special type of medicare advantage plan that provides more concentrated health care for specific groups of people. It is designed to attract and enroll medicare beneficiaries who are identified as special needs individuals on examination.

There are two types of SNPs: exclusive SNP and disproportionate share SNP. According to Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, special needs individuals are classified into three :(1) institutionalized beneficiaries (2) dually eligible beneficiaries and (3) beneficiaries with chronic conditions.

SNP is often pronounced as ‘snip’.