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How does Medicare work with VA Benefits?

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Healthcare through the Veterans Administration (VA) is available to those who served in the active military, naval, or air service and didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge. 


When a VA member becomes Medicare age, their Part A of Medicare begins automatically in most cases, and they have the option of choosing whether or not to activate Part B.  

If you receive your care through the VA, then the VA pays primary, which covers most costs. 


Adding A & B of Medicare allows you to use doctors and hospitals outside of the VA.  This freedom may result in better health outcomes and faster service, which is why we recommend adding Part B.

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans offer extra benefits on top of Medicare without sacrificing any of the medical and prescription benefits you're already receiving through the VA.

Benefits may include a reduction of the Part B Premium, Dental, Transportation, Over-the-Counter Credits, Prescription Coverage and more!

Our team hires veterans and is knowledgeable in working with veterans and Tricare recipients.  

Things to Consider

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  • Do I have both Parts A & B of Medicare?

  • Should I use the VA or a local pharmacy for my prescriptions?​​

  • Is it important to get a second opinion if I run into health issues?

  • How does VA cover if I need to use a non-VA hospital?

  • Will this reduce the amount I pay for Part B of Medicare?

  • I participate in the Veterans Community Choice Program.  How does that coordinate with MA?

  • I have an MAPD currently, can I drop it for an MA-only plan?

DISCLAIMER: We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.”

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