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Medical Air Services Program

Serious Illness or Accidents Can Happen Anywhere…

Will your health insurance company pay for emergency travel services if you need air transportation?

Probably not … or they may have high deductibles or co-pays. You can rest-assured that you’re covered by AFA’s partnership with the Medical Air Services Association (MASA).

The Air Force Association’s Veteran Benefits Association is offering worldwide emergency assistance programs exclusively to members. The program is administered by Medical Air Services Association (MASA). Members can enroll in MASA at a discounted rate. MASA’s Platinum membership is only offered to a limited number of select groups. Also, the pre-existing conditions clause and the $60 enrollment fee are waived for AFAVBA!

The Platinum Membership provided through MASA offers the following exclusive services:

  • Emergency Air Transportation (includes transportation to a VA Hospital)
  • Helicopter Transportation
  • Ground Ambulance Transportation
  • Organ Retrieval
  • Organ Recipient Transportation
  • Repatriation/Recuperation
  • Return Transportation
  • Escort Transportation
  • Non-Injury Transportation
  • Minor Children/Grandchildren Return
  • Vehicle Return
  • Mortal Remains Return
  • New! Worldwide coverage for Platinum members

 

Did you know that air ambulances start at $15,000 and must be prepaid? Helicopter lifts start at $6,000. Plan now to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Take advantage of your AFA and AFAVBA member discount on a MASA Platinum membership:

  • Individual Plan - $290
  • Family Plan - $390
  • And the $60 enrollment fee charged to the general public is waived for AFA and AFAVBA Members!

 

As long as your MASA membership remains active, MASA will never raise your annual fee. One annual fee covers everything:

  • No deductibles
  • No co pays
  • No dollar limits on air transport costs
  • No claim forms
  • No age limits
  • No health questions

 

MASA membership is essentially purchasing prepaid emergency assistance services, including medical evacuation and transportation, often not covered by health insurance plans.

Who needs MASA services the most?

  • Those in rural, outlying areas;
  • Those with chronic illnesses (for transportation to acute and specialized care);
  • Those with heart, kidney, or other conditions (provides organ donor transportation and gets you where you need to be);
  • Those who want the peace of mind of knowing they’re covered for emergency medical travel services whether they’re at home, work*, or play.

 

Visit www.masaassist.com/afa for more information and to enroll. Or call 1-800-423-3226. Be sure to mention you’re an AFA or AFAVBA Member to receive this exclusive pricing.

*For our active duty members, if you are overseas on active duty and are injured or become ill (for reasons other than an act of war) MASA will return you home to your family or to specialized care.

Prescription Discounts

AFAVBA provides members a free prescription discount card at http://www.dprxcard.com/AFA.

Simply enter your name and e-mail address, print the card and begin using it for average savings of 10-60%.

The list of participating pharmacies is on the site and includes Target, Rite Aid, K-Mart, Costco, CVS, Publix, Walgreens, Kroger, Safeway, United Drugs, A&P and more. More than 48,000 pharmacies nationwide! Of course, if you have health insurance that covers prescriptions and you only pay a small co-pay, this may not offer additional discounts. But we recommend you hand it to the pharmacy personnel when you’re filling a prescription and see!

Coast-to-Coast Vision

Members receive 20% off Coast-to-Coast Vision plans (normally $29.95 per year for individual coverage; $49.95 family).

Coast to Coast Vision (CTC) has over 12,000 participating eye care locations nationwide providing members savings on eyeglasses, contacts, eye exams and surgical procedures. The Coast-to-Coast provider network is the most comprehensive in the U.S. and includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, independent optical centers and national chain locations such as Pearle Vision, JC Penney Optical, Sears Optical, LensCrafters, and EyeMasters stores. For more information and to register, members should visit www.afavisionplan.com. For a limited time, get 3 months free!

Dental Benefits Max

This is AFA’s originally endorsed dental discount plan, providing access to one of the country’s most recognized , comprehensive, and highest quality dental networks of its kind – Aetna Dental Access® You pay $9.95 per month for individual coverage or $12.95 per month to cover everyone in your household. Substantial discounts are received at more than 92,000 dentists nationwide as well as discounts on Vision (Coast-to-Coast Vision Plan), Prescriptions, Chiropractic, hearing aids and medical supplies. Click here for details.

DentalPlans.Com

AFADentalPlans.Com connects individuals and families to 10%–60% savings on dental care procedures such as cleanings, root canals, x-rays and even cosmetic dentistry with select plans.

Visitors to AFADentalPlans.Com access a nationwide search engine to compare discount dental plans by zip code, view sample savings and find a nearby dentist.

Plans have no annual limits and can be used as often as needed. Some plans can even be coupled with dental insurance to reduce out-of-pocket costs once your typical cap is reached.

With the AFA discount, plans will range from $63.96 to $111.96 per year for individuals, and 103.96 to 159.96 per year for families depending upon the plan chosen. AFADentalPlans.Com also offers new members 3 extra months of plan membership for free- a $20-$50 value!

Visit a budget-friendly solution today at AFADentalPlans.Com and search for a plan that fits your dental care needs. Without paperwork hassles or health restrictions, most plans activate within three business days.

AFA Members receive a 20% discount off the regular rates. With the most dentists in combined networks anywhere, several discount dental plans may be available in your area.

 

 

 

 


Preventive Health Screenings

Did you know that you may be at risk for life-threatening diseases and yet have no symptoms? Life Line Screening can evaluate your risk for several of today’s most critical – and often undiagnosed – healthcare problems.

In less than an hour, you can be screened with painless, non-invasive, advanced ultrasound technology for stroke and other disease prevention in the convenience and comfort of your own community.

The screenings are performed by a highly qualified and skilled technologist and reviewed by a board-certified physician. You’ll receive a confidential written report within 21 days and are encouraged to share the results with your doctor.

Offered locally at community sites coast-to-coast, Life Line Screening may be coming to your neighborhood.

Screenings at a Glance

  1. Stroke / Carotid Artery Screening: Strokes are most commonly related to plaque build-up in the carotid artery. This ultrasound test is performed by applying gel and a transducer along your neck to view the carotid arteries for blockage.

  2. Atrial Fibrillation: A ECG device is used to determine whether or not you have Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB), or an irregular heartbeat. Adults over 40 have a 1 in 4 chance of developing AFIB in their lifetime. A diagnosis of AFIB mans that your risk for stroke increases five-fold.

  3. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening: An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a “ballooning” of the wall in the abdominal aorta. The majority of people with AAAs have no symptoms. If an AAA ruptures, the mortality rate is 80-90 percent. More than 15,000 U.S. residents per year die of AAAs. The good news is that AAAs can be identified via an ultrasound screening.

  4. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening: Eight to twelve million Americans suffer from PAD. It is 4-5 times more likely that you will die from heart disease if you have PAD. Ultrasound technology is used to screen for PAD (plaque buildup in the arms and legs).

Affordable Discounts for Air Force Association Members!

Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package - $145 for members (package savings $105)
Includes screening for Stroke/Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Atrial Fibrillation.

Complete Wellness Package - $155 for members (package savings $130)
Includes all of the above plus Osteoporosis screening.

Add 6 for Life Screenings - $225 total for members (package savings $200)
Includes all of the above plus “6 for Life” Health Assessment, Complete Lipid Panel and Blood Sugar test. The “6 for Life” is a written, personalized report that measures your risk for 6 major chronic diseases: stroke, diabetes, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and lung cancer.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR SAVINGS

Online: Visit www.LifeLineScreening.com/AFA
The discount will automatically be applied to your appointment.
Call: 1-800-908-9121 and mention code: BCGB-037