VA Health Benefits
All eligible veterans are automatically enrolled in VA health care, which covers primary and preventive medical services, such as physical examinations, lab tests, mental health services, immunizations, and many others. Veterans can also take advantage of additional programs, including prescription medications and long-term care benefits if they qualify for them. There are other benefits available to veterans who have sustained service-connected injuries or illnesses during their time in the military. These benefits provide financial assistance to help cover costs associated with medical treatment related to those injuries or illnesses.
Medicare Advantage Plans
Veterans who are eligible for both Medicare and VA benefits can use a Medicare Advantage Plan, which is an alternative way to get Medicare health care coverage. These plans usually include prescription drug coverage, as well as extra services and benefits not offered through Original Medicare. They cover all the same medical services as Original Medicare and may also cover additional services such as vision, hearing, or dental care. Enrollment in a Medicare Advantage plan means that the veteran will have managed care rather than fee-for-service coverage from Original Medicare.
Often times veterans with use their medicare advantage plan for dental, vision, hearing, OTC, healthy food benefit, and a part b premium reduction.
Speak with a Wesolia team member and we can help you see if you are eligible for one of these plans.
TRICARE is a health care program offered by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to active duty and retired members of the military, their families, and eligible survivors. It provides access to hospital and medical resources through a network of contracted civilian providers, military treatment facilities, and military hospitals. TRICARE plans provide coverage for preventive health services, physician visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, mental health treatment, dental care, and more. Different plans have different levels of coverage depending on the needs and situation of the individual recipient.
CHAMPVA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs) is a health insurance plan that provides medical coverage for eligible veterans’ dependents. This plan offers comprehensive health benefits, including hospital and medical care, durable medical equipment, prescription drugs, and other services. Eligibility is based on the veteran’s service-connected disability status or death due to a service-related injury or illness. The program also covers the cost of any related travel expenses for those dependent on the veteran’s service-connected disability status.