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Senior Care Options (SCO)

Senior Care Options are voluntary programs that are available to anyone 65 and older who qualifies for MassHealth Standard. Once enrolled, a member may dis-enroll any month of the year.

SCOs are comprehensive health plans which provide a fully integrated geriatric model of care. Benefits include medical, hospital, behavioral health, Medicare prescription drug and MassHealth prescription drug coverage--all in one plan. Some additional benefits are:  transportation to medical appointments; home- and community-based services; and Geriatric Services Support Coordination (GSSC).  SCO programs authorize, deliver, and coordinate all services covered by Medicare and Medicaid and also include care coordination.  There are no co-pays for members enrolled in SCO.

GLSS provides GSSC to SCO members in our catchment area.  GLSS has a contract with UnitedHealthcare SCO, Commonwealth Care Alliance SCO, Senior Whole Health, Fallon Navicare, and Tufts Health Plan SCO.

Enrollment Criteria:

The person:

  • Must be 65 or older
  • Lives at home or in a long-term-care facility (member cannot be an inpatient at a chronic or rehabilitation hospital or reside in an intermediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities)
  • Is not subject to a six-month deductible period under MassHealth regulations
  • Is not diagnosed with end-stage renal disease


  • Lives in an area served by a SCO plan.