Retired Military members receive TriCare for Life to pay the portion of medical costs that Medicare doesn’t cover. Tri Care for Life also provides prescription drug coverage that is superior to Medicare Part D coverage that Medicare provides. Many TriCare for Life members want additional benefits such as SilverSneakers, vision and hearing, but don’t want to lose their TriCare benefits. To ensure that, you should only enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan WITHOUT drug coverage.
In areas with a high Military retiree population, Unitedhealthcare offers the Essential Plan which is very popular with TriCare for Life members because it doesn’t include drug coverage (MA only plan) but does include SilverSneakers, vision and hearing, and best of all is zero premium.
The areas that the UnitedHealthcare Essential Plan is available is:
Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Temple, El Paso (not Houston)
Southern California- San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Riverside and San Bernadino counties.
Denver and Colorado Springs
Charlotte, Raleigh, Fayetteville- $1000 year dental benefit included
My name is Steve Schrader, I work exclusively in the Medicare market as an agent for Unitedhealthcare. I can answer any of your specific questions or enroll you online if you decide to do so.
For more info, call or email me.