Original Medicare & Medicare Supplements for Veterans
Since VA plans only cover treatment at VA facilities, the VA highly recommends you get Traditional Medicare coverage.
Congress sets the priority groups and funding for VA benefits each year. Those that are eligible for VA benefits are given a priority level numbered 1-8.
Your assigned priority level is what determines the level of benefits you’re eligible for, with priority number 1 getting the most amount of coverage and priority number 8 getting the least amount of coverage.
The VA recommends that all veterans, with any priority level, should supplement their VA benefits with Medicare.
However, those with higher priority levels will benefit the most. Your priority level is determined by factors such as the length of your military service and your income level.
There’s no guarantee that congress will approve enough funds for the VA to provide health care coverage to all priority levels, leaving you vulnerable and without any health care coverage.
That’s why Medicare is a great backup to keep your finances safe.
Should I Apply for Medicare Part A Hospital Coverage if I Have VA Benefits?
Should I Apply for Medicare Part B Medical Coverage if I Have VA Benefits?
Should I Apply for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage if I Have VA Benefits?
Should I Apply for Medigap If I Have VA Benefits?
When Should I Use Medigap Benefits vs VA Benefits?
It made me smarter to use your VA benefits instead of your Medigap benefits if you’re high on the priority list and the waiting period is not too long.
If you need prescription drugs or inpatient hospital care, it’s better to use your VA benefits since you’re getting low to no-cost health benefits.
If you are low on the priority level and face an extended wait time for medical treatment, you should consider using your Medicare and Medigap coverage instead.
What’s the Best Medigap Plan for Veterans?
The best Medigap plan for veterans is dependent on their individual health care needs and budget. With 10 letter plans to choose from, you’ll be able to find a plan that fits your situation perfectly to give you the extra coverage you’re looking for.
Give us a call today for more information on plans and prices. You can also use our online price comparison tool to see rates side by side in your area.