VA Benefits and Medicare: What You Need to Know
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As a Medicare-eligible Veteran, you have options when it comes to healthcare. We know this transition to Medicare can be confusing so we have listed a few points that all Vets should know when they become Medicare eligible.
VA Benefits and Medicare It is important to note that
Veteran’s Affair (VA) plans
and Medicare are completely separate.
VA plans only cover care at VA facilities
Medicare only covers care at Medicare assigned facilities.
VA & Medicare coverage does not overlap.
To confirm your VA benefits and options, please call the
VA directly 1-877-222-VETS (8387).
WE ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ANSWER VA SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.
Should You Enroll in Medicare Part A If You Have VA Benefits?
Yes!!! It is strongly recommended that all veteran seniors enroll in Medicare Part A (Hospital Coverage).
Usually there is no additional cost for Medicare Part A. This will allow you receive hospital coverage should you go to a non-VA facility. According to the VA’s website “[We] encourage you to keep your private [Medicare] health insurance.”
Should You Get Medicare Part B If You Have VA Benefits?
Yes!!!, It is strongly recommended that all veteran seniors enroll in Medicare Part B (Medical Coverage).
There is typically a monthly fee for Part B but it is usually worth it. If your VA Benefits are dropped at some point OR if your local VA facility does not cover all health services, you could pay 100% of the out-of-pocket expenses for a serious illness.
The VA highly recommends that you enroll in Part B as well.
Don’t miss the Part B deadline or you will have to pay a penalty.
Call us 803-493-0074 to see when you should sign up.
Please contact Veterans Affairs directly (1-877-222-VETS (8387) with questions about specific care at your local facility.
Call us 803-493-0074 for more information and Don't forget to call the VA if your enrolled
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