Elevate Medicare Healthy Food Visa Prepaid Card

Nutrition Benefit to Support Your Health

Most members qualify for the Healthy Food Card benefit as part of the Elevate Medicare Advantage plan. This benefit gives qualifying members an Elevate Medicare Healthy Food Visa® Prepaid Card for covered groceries at many grocery store retailers, like King Soopers. Learn more about qualifying conditions.

Elevate Medicare Select (HMO) Elevate Medicare Choice (HMO D-SNP)
Up to $75 quarterly allowance Up to $260 quarterly allowance

Fill your Cart With Healthy Foods

The Elevate Healthy Food card enables members to buy a wide range of groceries, like fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, milk, beans, bread, cereals, pasta and more. Non-covered items include alcohol, baby formula, candy, chips, coffee shop items, desserts, fresh baked goods, soda and tobacco.

Where You Can Use Your Visa Prepaid Card

It is accepted at many stores, including grocery/supermarkets, fruit markets, vitamin shops, specialty food markets and more.

Photo of couple preparing healthy food

Qualifying Conditions Include:

  • Chronic alcohol and other drug dependency
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • End-stage liver disease
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Severe hematologic disorders
  • Chronic lung disorders
  • Chronic and disabling mental health conditions
  • Neurologic disorders or stroke

See a list of qualifying examples.

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How to Get the Healthy Food Card Benefit

Qualifying members will visit MedicareWellnessRewards.com once per quarter (January, April, July and October) to request a new Elevate Healthy Food Visa Prepaid Card.

You will need the following information on hand:
Campaign Code: 23-86741
Your Elevate Medicare member ID (found on member ID card)

For more information about the benefit or questions about qualifying conditions, call Health Plan Services at 303-602-2111 (toll-free 1-877-956-2111).  

Please allow 4-6 weeks to process your request. Health Plan Services is available to help you submit your request or provide you with any information you may need.

Examples of Qualifying Conditions

Conditions that affect your blood vessels, like:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Varicose vein with ulcers
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Aortic aneurysm or abdominal aortic aneurysm 
  • A history of blood clots in your lungs or other places in your body – doctors may call this deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or chronic venous thromboembolic disorder
  • A history of stroke (a blood clot in your brain)

Brain or neurological conditions, like:

  • Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Epilepsy or seizure disorder
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis, or MS
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Neurologic problems related to a stroke

Blood or bone marrow conditions, like:

  • High cholesterol
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Sickle-cell disease (not including sickle-cell trait)
  • Chronic venous thromboembolic disorder, a condition that causes blood clot

Conditions that affect your lungs or breathing, like:

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Conditions that affect your immune system, like:

  • Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Polyarteritis nodosa, which cause muscle pain and stiffness
  • Polymyositis, which weakens your muscles

Heart conditions, like:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias (unusual heart rhythms, like when your heart flutters or “skips a beat”)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chronic heart failure (CHF)
  • Atrial fibrillation, also called A-fib

Mental or behavioral health conditions, like:

  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depression (major depressive disorder)
  • Paranoid disorder
  • Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
  • Alcohol or other drug dependence

Problems with your liver or kidney, like:

  • End-stage liver disease
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) or chronic kidney failure
  • End-stage kidney disease or renal disease, also called ESRD

Endocrine (hormone) conditions, like:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Cushing’s Syndrome

Conditions that affect your bones or joints, like:     

  • Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis (weak bones)
  • Family history of osteoporosis

A long-term infectious disease, like:

  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B
  • Lyme Disease

Conditions that affect your digestion, like:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Colitis
  • Inflammatory polyps

Protein-calorie malnutrition

  • Health problems from not getting enough food to eat, especially protein food like meat, fish, eggs or beans

Any form of cancer

  • Not including pre-cancer

Severe Obesity

  • Body Mass Index of 40 or higher

For more information about the Healthy Food Card benefit or questions about qualifying conditions, call Health Plan Services at 303-602-2111 (toll-free 1-877-956-2111).  



*This benefit is part of special supplemental program for the chronically ill. Not all members qualify. Card is issued by Pathward, N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. No cash access or recurring payments. Can be used at select merchants that accept Visa debit cards. Card valid for up to 4 months, funds do not expire and may be available after card expiration date, fees may apply. Terms and conditions apply.