Salute serves anyone with existing prescription coverage or TRICARE for Life benefits - in Virginia

Designed to work with existing prescription coverage, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and TRICARE for Life benefits, Optima Medicare Salute offers broad coverage, like annual physical exams, SilverSneakers® fitness, and a grocery card*1 - at no extra cost. Receive the excellent care, service, and value you deserve. Best of all, enjoy the freedom to choose from our network of more than 35,000 providers and healthcare facilities, while keeping your existing prescription drug coverage.

When you enroll in Optima Medicare Salute, your healthcare coverage is greatly expanded - and your cost for added benefits is $0. If you were to visit a non-VA or TRICARE for Life provider in an emergency, and only had VA or TRICARE Medicare, you would likely pay the full out-of-pocket cost.

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Plan benefits enhance TRICARE for Life and Medicare prescription coverage

Optima Medicare Salute (HMO) provides Virginia members the freedom to keep their existing VA or TRICARE for Life and Medicare prescription drug coverage while receiving added benefits — for $0 monthly premium. When you enroll in Optima Medicare Salute, you gain access to an entire team focused on providing quality healthcare - when and where you need it.

Optima Health is a service of Sentara Healthcare, recognized as one of the nation’s top 15 highest-performing health systems by IBM Watson Health® in 2021*2. As part of the Sentara system, Optima Health operates with the same mission—to improve health every day.

Expand your VA or TRICARE for Life dental and prescription drug coverage with Optima Medicare Salute. You will receive all-in-one coverage with access to more than 35,000 providers and healthcare facilities, plus benefits including:

  • SilverSneakers® - New for 2022
  • Grocery card*1 - New for 2022
  • In-home support services
  • Annual wellness visit
  • Annual physical exam
  • Routine chiropractic care
  • Preventive dental
  • Comprehensive dental
  • Vision and hearing services
  • Health education benefit
  • Meals post hospital discharge
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) items
  • Personal emergency response system (PERS)
  • Podiatry services
  • Telehealth
  • Routine medical transportation
  • Non-medical transportation*1
  • Worldwide emergency care
  • 24-hour Nurse Advice Line

*1: Members with chronic condition(s) that meet certain criteria may be eligible for this special supplemental benefit.


Are You New to Medicare?

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Please take a moment to watch this video about Original Medicare – Part A and Part B, Medicare Advantage Plans – Part C, and prescription drug coverage – Part D. This video explains the transition to a Medicare health insurance plan, services you will receive, and what eligibility requirements qualify you for coverage. 

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Community Events

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Find Optima Health special community events near you. You will have access to healthcare education and health screenings, in addition to participating in various community events in Virginia.


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How Can We Assist You?

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You are not alone on the Medicare journey. Find the right coverage with the help of a Licensed Plan Advisor. Learn how to qualify for Medicare and how age, income, or a disability may affect coverage choices. Our Licensed Plan Advisors can also answer questions about adding Optima Medicare Salute to your VA or TRICARE for Life benefits.

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