MVP Health Care Unveils New Medicare Patriot Plan to Close Gaps in Care for Veterans

Health insurer to provide individuals who have served in the military greater support with benefits designed to reduce barriers to care like transportation and lower health care costs

Schenectady, NY – October 1, 2020 – MVP Health Care announced today that individuals who have served in the military will have access to a new Medicare Advantage plan called the MVP Medicare Patriot Plan with Part D, which includes prescription drug coverage. Beginning January 1, 2021, this new plan will add an extra layer of health care protection to complement existing Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits.

“Our veterans have sacrificed a tremendous amount to keep each of us safe, and they deserve to be provided with the best health care possible,” said MVP Health Care’s President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Del Vecchio. “As access is a crucial component of health care, we designed the MVP Medicare Patriot Plan with the goal of increasing access to care. Through this, we are ensuring that our members can easily get to their appointments at VA hospitals and clinics without having to wait.”

The MVP Medicare Patriot Plan offers key benefits such as:

  • Free unlimited rides to/from medical appointments at VA hospitals and facilities, plus 12 one-way rides to other medical appointments
  • Expanded prescription drug coverage
  • Greater flexibility to choose providers outside the VA health system by providing access to the MVP Health Care network
  • Lower co-pays, including $0 co-pay for primary care visits and $30 co-pay for specialists
  • $0 telemedicine services, including behavioral health support
  • Up to $100 every year for over-the-counter medicines and health-related items
  • Local and worldwide emergency and urgent care coverage

“New York has one of the largest veteran populations in the country and is home to 79 VA facilities,” said MVP Health Care’s Medical Director, Dr. Matthew Capuano. “At MVP Health Care, we recognize the unique challenges faced by those who have served. This plan will help support veterans by offering innovative benefits like transportation to medical appointments and the flexibility to choose providers across our vast network.”

The MVP Medicare Patriot Plan is available to Medicare-eligible individuals living in the following counties in New York: Albany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Dutchess, Erie, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Steuben, St. Lawrence, Ulster, and Wayne.

Enrollment in this new plan begins on October 15, 2020. For more information about the MVP Medicare Patriot Plan, please visit or call 1-833-MVP-4VET (1-833-687-4838) to speak with an MVP Medicare Advisor.

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