Part D Special Needs Plan (SNP) Type

SAS Name

This variable describes the type of special needs Part D plan (SNP) for applicable plan benefit packages.


The CCW constructs the Plan Characteristics File from information submitted by Part D plan sponsors to CMS's Health Plan Management System (HPMS). Employer and National Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) plans are waived from reporting Plan Benefit Package-information. For those plans that did not report, the value of this variable will be blank.

Code Code value
0 Non-SNP
C Chronic or Disabling Condition
D Dual-Eligible
I Institutional