Optima Medicare Salute helps cover what Original Medicare does not

This Medicare Advantage plan complements your coverage from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or TRICARE for Life, with extra benefits 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 37,000 providers and healthcare facilities.

You will not lose your current military retirement coverage if you join this plan.

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

See if Optima Medicare Salute is offered in your location.

Not a Veteran, but have prescription coverage? Call to see if this plan is right for you.

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Extra benefits enhance TRICARE for Life prescription coverage

Optima Medicare Salute provides Virginia members the freedom to keep their existing VA or TRICARE for Life prescription drug coverage while receiving extra benefits—for $0 monthly premium. Extra benefits include:

  • Grocery Allowance1
  • Annual Physical Exam
  • Dental Allowance
  • Over-the-Counter Product allowance
  • SilverSneakers®
  • Hearing Allowance
  • Vision Allowance
  • Transportation
  • Virtual Visits

Optima Health is a service of Sentara Healthcare, recognized as one of the nation’s top 15 highest-performing health systems by IBM Watson Health2. As part of the Sentara system, Optima Health operates with the same mission—to improve health every day.

1Members with chronic condition(s) that meet certain criteria may be eligible for this special supplemental benefit. 2Sentara.com/Top15

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Are you new to Medicare?

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Optima Medicare Advisors are ready to assist you

How can we assist you?

You are not alone on the Medicare journey. Our Licensed Plan Advisors can answer questions about adding Optima Medicare Salute to your VA or TRICARE for Life benefits.

Call toll-free: 1-855-434-3267 (TTY: 711)

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April 1–Sept. 30 | Mon.–Fri. | 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

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