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Resources for Veterans

Thank you for your service. You honorably served our country and now UPMC for Life wants to honor you!

As a military veteran, you can save money and get more benefits with your Medicare plan! Check out all that UPMC for Life can offer you.

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Plans designed specifically for veterans

The type of coverage you have from your service may help you decide which plan will be a good fit.

UPMC for Life PPO Salute (PPO)

This plan was designed by retired military for retired military veterans. It is recommended for veterans with over 20 years of service to our country, who are also on the TRICARE For Life plan. This plan offers you a $0 monthly premium and lowers your Part B premium by $60 per month.

This plan works with your TRICARE For Life plan and gives you extra benefits you may not have now. This plan closely mirrors Original Medicare and does not offer drug coverage, so you can keep TRICARE For Life as a supplemental plan.

How does this plan work?

You can use our Plan Comparison Tool to review the plan and compare your out-of-pocket costs.

What is TRICARE For Life?

TRICARE For Life is a program that steps in to help cover the costs that members would typically be responsible for after Medicare pays its portion. TRICARE-covered services include hospital stays, skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, prescription drugs, and more.

Requirements for TRICARE For Life include Medicare Parts A and B coverage and a valid military ID. If you are unsure if you qualify, visit the TRICARE for Life website.

UPMC for Life HMO No Rx (HMO)

This plan gives you first-dollar medical coverage and extra benefits like dental, vision, hearing, over-the-counter products, and free gym memberships, all for $0 per month! Plus, this plan lowers your Part B premium by $25 per month. If you already have credible coverage for drugs (as a veteran or Pace/PaceNET recipient), you do not need a Part D plan. The HMO No Rx plan will give you easy and affordable access to the high-quality medical benefits you need.

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Helpful Tools and Resources

UPMC for Life also offers several personal health care resources to our members:

  • Health coaches
  • Personal care managers
  • Support for serious illness
  • Personal counseling
  • Resources for caregivers

These programs give our member access to the tools and resources that can help them coordinate their care, make healthy lifestyle changes, and provide support for serious illness. They are just some of the ways that UPMC for Life is supporting our members to get the care they deserve.

If you have questions or would like someone to help with your plan choice, call one of our Medicare Advisors at 1-844-235-2163 (TTY: 711). They are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions, compare your plan options, and can look up your doctors and prescriptions to make sure they are covered.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-866-400-5077 (TTY: 711) for more information. Out-of-network/Noncontracted providers are under no obligation to treat UPMC for Life members, except in emergency situations. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost sharing that applies to out-of-network services. Other physicians/providers are available in the UPMC for Life network.

This information is available for free in other languages. Please call our customer service number at 1-877-539-3080 (TTY: 711).

UPMC for Life has a contract with Medicare to provide HMO, HMO SNP, and PPO plans. The HMO SNP plans have a contract with the PA State Medical Assistance program. Enrollment in UPMC for Life depends on contract renewal. UPMC for Life is a product of and operated by UPMC Health Plan Inc., UPMC Health Network Inc., UPMC Health Benefits Inc., and UPMC Health Coverage Inc.

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UPMC for Life Members
Call us toll-free: 1-877-539-3080
TTY: 711

Oct. 1 – March 31:
Seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

April 1 – Sept. 30:
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UPMC for Life Prospective Members
Call us toll-free: 1-866-400-5077
TTY: 711

Jan. 1 – Sept. 30:
Seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oct. 1 – Dec. 31:
Seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Last Updated: 9/6/2023