Accession Number:

ADA222194

Title:

A Study to Identify the Extent of Retiree Knowledge of CHAMPUS and Medicare Benefits/Limitations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The health care coverage provided the active duty service member and his family provides little insight into the type of care available during retirement years. A pre-retirement years. A pre-retirement briefing, which all retirees are required to attend prior to separation from active service, plus some federal publications which explain medical programs, and national news sources are their only means of learning about retirement medical care entitlements. These limited mechanisms do not adequately inform retirees about their health care benefit entitlements and the limitations to care imposed by CHAMPUS, the veterans administration, and medicare. Misconceptions and a lack of knowledge regarding medical care entitlements may cause gaps, which in turn, may contribute to the failure to purchase additional health care coverage in the form of supplemental health care insurance. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the extent of the retirees knowledge regarding medical benefits and the purchasing of supplemental medical insurance.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE