Good morning TPN!
I’ve spent years dodging the need to write a post about health insurance options for pilots. I discovered this week that it’s possible to do justice to the basics of the topic in a post a wrote for TPN Sponsor BogiDope. Expect a more detailed introduction to our new sponsor in the upcoming issue of our quarterly magazine, TPNQ. For now, I hope you enjoy the teaser for this post. You can also read the full article here on BogiDope.com.
Welcome back to BogiDope! We’ve taken a couple weeks off to enjoy the holidays with our families. We hope you got to do the same, though we know that many of you are deployed overseas defending the rest of us. Thank you for your sacrifice! It’s an honor to serve with you!
One of the benefits of serving on Active Duty or long-term Guard/Reserve orders is that you essentially get unlimited free health care. Even part-timers have access to some of the best health care on the planet. I didn’t realize how great a deal I was getting until I left Active Duty and started having to fend for myself.
Whether you’re considering if you stay in the Guard or Reserves after leaving Active Duty, or you’re already there and debating military vs civilian insurance options, health care needs to be a big consideration for you and your family. Today, we’ll look at the basics of health care plans for Active Duty pilots, Guard/Reserve pilots, and then some specific examples of what’s offered at major airlines.