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Healthy Food Allowance

An allowance to help our members eat healthy

Improved for 2022! UPMC for Life Complete Care (HMO SNP) members with diabetes can take advantage of a $25 monthly allowance (up to $300 a year) to buy food from participating grocery stores.* This is a special supplemental benefit for those with diabetes (not all members will qualify).

Here’s how it works:

Eligible members will be mailed a healthy food card. If you are already a member participating in this program, you can continue to use the card we have mailed you previously. At the start of each month, a $25 allowance will be loaded on to your card. At the end of each month, any unused funds will roll over to the next month, but all funds must be used by the end of the calendar year. Any funds you have not used will not roll over to the next year.

Members can use their card at participating grocery store locations, including Walmart, Giant Eagle, and more.* Choose from a variety of eligible food options and use your healthy food card at checkout.

Make sure to use your healthy food card to make healthy choices! You will not be able to use your card to buy products that do not add nutritional value to your diet.

See a list of foods you can buy and where you can shop with your healthy food card.

Already a member? You can check your balance and get more information at or through the Healthy Benefits Plus mobile app.

*Participating retail stores are subject to change.

Not all UPMC for Life Complete Care plans offer the healthy food card benefit.

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This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-844-575-8241 (TTY: 711) for more information.

This information is available for free in other languages. Please call our customer service number at 1-800-606-8648 (TTY: 711).

UPMC for Life has a contract with Medicare to provide HMO, HMO SNP, and PPO plans. The HMO SNP plans have a contract with the PA State Medical Assistance program. Enrollment in UPMC for Life depends on contract renewal. UPMC for Life is a product of and operated by UPMC Health Plan Inc., UPMC Health Network Inc., UPMC Health Benefits Inc., and UPMC Health Coverage Inc.

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The healthy food allowance benefit is only for our UPMC for Life members with diabetes and is part of the Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) program. You must meet certain eligibility requirements to qualify for this program.
UPMC for Life Complete Care (HMO SNP) Members
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UPMC for Life Complete Care Prospective Members
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Jan. 1 – Sept. 30:
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Last Updated: 10/01/2021
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