THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
2003-2004 MEMBER BENEFITS:
1: Burial Benefits Insurance Program
This plan will help members' families to pay for funeral and burial costs. Members and spouses ages 40-80 are guaranteed acceptance, with no health questions asked. The benefits range from $1,000 burial benefits on the standard plan, up to $5,000 burial benefits with the deluxe plan. Benefits are doubled for accidental death and tripled for motor vehicle accidental death.
2: $1,000/1,500 Personal Accident Protection Plan Provided By The VFW at No Cost to Members
Effective January 1, 1993, every VFW member in good standing is covered for $1,000/$1,500 Personal Accident protection at No Cost to the member. Under the "all risk" part of this Plan, members under age 70 are insured for $1,000; members age 70-74 are insured for $500 and members age 75 and older are insured for $250. An additional $1,500 benefit is payable to members under age 70, if death due to a covered accident occurs while the member is a fare paying passenger on any public conveyance for hire while traveling to, from or while attending any VFW-Sponsored event. Members age 70- 74 receive $750 and members age 75 and older receive $375 in additional benefits. The maximum benefit payable is $2,500. Ask your Post Quartermaster for a Beneficiary Designation Form to assure that benefits are paid to the person or persons of your choice. Without this Form on file at National Headquarters, benefits are paid to your estate, which could make them a taxable item.
3: $25,000, $50,000 Or $100,000 Voluntary Personal Accident Protection
In addition to your $1,000/$1,500 basic No Cost coverage, you may enroll for additional VFW-Sponsored Personal Accident Protection at economical group rates. This Plan protects you 'round-the-clock' anywhere in the world. Benefits are paid for covered accidental death or dismemberment within one year of the date of the accident. Family coverage is also available. The benefit amount you choose reduces by 50% at age 70 and an additional 50% at age 75.
4: Medicare Supplement Plans
The VFW sponsors three new Medicare Supplement Insurance plans which meet all the requirements of recent legislation and fulfills your insurance needs. These plans are not yet available in all states but call or write the VFW for more information on your state plan and its availability.
5: Up To $50,000 Group Term Life Insurance
Most members under age 76 may apply for up to $15,000 in Simplified Issue Benefits at economical group rates. Once insured, the member may apply for Spouse and/or eligible dependent child(ren) coverage, and (depending on age) may apply for up to $50,000 in additional coverage.
6: Hospital Insurance Plan
VFW members, spouses and all dependent children are guaranteed for the plan that pays $50.00, $100.00 or $150.00 a day hospital benefits and #20.00 a shift for nurse-at-home care. If a member and spouse are simultaneously hospitalized due to the same accident, each receives double benefits for up to tow years, when under age 65. Double benefits are also payable for confinement in an intensive care unit of a hospital.
7: Up To $55,260 Cash Value Life Insurance
Depending on age, a member or spouse can apply for up to $55,260 in benefits, with double benefits paid for accidental death before age 65. This is whole life insurance that builds cash value. A member or spouse under age 65 are guaranteed acceptance for one unit of coverage.
8: National Life Insurance
A member or spouse may apply for up to $65,105 of decreasing term life insurance while under age 60. When you reach age 60, you can elect coverage under a special Plan that becomes paid up with no further payments after age 69. Dependent child(ren) coverage is also available.
9: Cancer Expense Assistance Plan
This Plan provides scheduled benefits to help with the cost of treating cancer. You are guaranteed acceptance if you have never had cancer, regardless of age. Hospital, nursing, chemotherapy, doctor, drugs, surgery and other costs are covered up to the limits of the policy.
10: Post Accident Plan
This Plan pays a lump sum benefit for loss of life and/or limb due to an accident. Posts have a choice of two Plans to choose from with annual payments as low as $1.65 per member. Available through your Post.
11: CHAMPUS Supplement Plan
The CHAMPUS Supplement Plan, available to CHAMPUS eligible members, their spouses and dependent children, was designed to pay most, if not all, of the deductible, co-payments and other allowable charges that is not covered by CHAMPUS. The Retiree Plan offers coverage for eligible members, their spouses and dependent children. The Active-Duty Dependent Plan offers coverage for eligible dependents of Active-Duty members. Each Plan offers a selection of In-patient and Out-patient coverage or In-Patient coverage only. Eligible members and/or their eligible dependents are guaranteed acceptance in this outstanding Plan.
12: $1-A-Week Term Life and Accidental Life Insurance
Members and spouses age 40-74 are guaranteed acceptance for up to 5 units, a total of $52,000, depending on age, of combined term life and accidental death insurance for $1 a week per unit. The rate will not increase and the benefits will not decrease. As long as you continue to pay the premium, this very economical insurance stays in force until age 80.
13: Birthday Life Insurance Plan
This insurance plan provides three way life insurance protection for one economical rate that members and spouses age 40 through 80 can lock-in for life at "pre-birthday rates". Once enrolled, members are covered by a whole life benefit that builds cash value, an accidental death benefit that pays twice the whole life face amount and a motor vehicle accidental death benefit that pays triple the whole life face amount. The rate never goes up and the benefits never go down with coverage renewable for life.
14: Hospital Insurance Plan
VFW members, spouses and all dependent children are guaranteed acceptance for this plan that pays $50.00, $100.00 or $150.00 a day hospital benefits and $20.00 a shift for nurse-at-home care. If member and spouse are both simultaneously hospitalized due to the same accident, each receives double benefits for up to two years, when under age 65. Double benefits are also payable for confinement in an intensive care unit of a hospital.
15: Return of Premium Cancer Insurance Plan
Any VFW member or spouse who has never been diagnosed with cancer can enroll for this insurance plan. This coverage provides 11 important supplemental benefits to help pay the cost of cancer care in and out of the hospital, including hospital, surgery, radiation, private nursing, and more. If after ten consecutive years you never need to use this coverage, you receive a full refund of all premiums paid.
16: VFW-Sponsored Intensive Care Unit/ Coronary Care Unit
This plan is available to members and spouses age 18-80. The insurance plan pays $225.00 a day for CCU and ICU stays each. Benefits are also paid for ambulance services associated with the CCU or ICU stay. And because this is supplemental coverage, benefits are paid over and above any other coverage you have.
17: VFW-Sponsored Juvenile Life
This supplemental insurance plan is available to member's children or grandchildren age 3 months to 15 years. The insurance plan starts with $5,000.00 in coverage and doubles when the child turns 21. At age 21, the child can then purchase $20,000.00 of additional coverage at the rate for that age. At age 28 another $20,000.00 can be added at the premium for a 28 year old. In effect, the coverage "grows" along with your child or grandchild, with no increase in premium until age 21.
18: VFW-Sponsored Hospital Accident Plan
The VFW-Sponsored Hospital Accident Insurance Plan was designed just for that purpose. This supplemental coverage provides cash benefits if hospitalized due to an accident for members and spouses age 18-80. Benefits are reduced 50% for children and those over age 65. Benefit amounts start at $100.00 per day and go up to $400.00 per day.
19: VFW-Sponsored Accidental Death & Dismemberment
This supplemental Insurance plan is available to members and their spouses, ages 18-75, and their children. This coverage offers two family options with a maximum benefit of $500,000.00. These benefits reduce 50% on the Insurer's 80th birthday.
20: VFW Sponsored Vehicle Insurance Plan
- 10% discount for members over age 50.
- 15% discount for safe, mature drivers of low mileage vehicles.
- 5% discount given automatically after 3 years of no-fault accidents.
- Up to 15% lower combined premium for insuring more than one vehicle.
VFW members can receive a free, no- obligation price quote by calling, Toll-Free: 1-800-847-2886.
21: VFW Home Insurance Plan Meets the VFW's high standards
For expanded features and reliable economy. Provides automatic inflation protection, which protects your home and belongings from rising costs. Increased protection for personal property. $100,000 in additional liability for you and your family. 10% discount for people 50 years or older if you own a condo or rent. Underwritten by National General Insurance Company, a General Motors Insurance Company Rated A+ (superior) by A.M. Best Company, one of America's leading insurance company analysts. Over 4,000 claims representatives nationwide. For more information and availability call toll-free 1-800- VIP-SAFE (1-800-847-7233)
22: VFW Travel Service
VFW members can enjoy the benefits of travel-related services and savings by calling one toll- free number. You will be assured of the best available airfares, hotel rates, and car rental prices. VFW Travel Service will assist you with:
- Complete travel arrangements for business or vacation travel
- Special package tours, both domestic and international
Discounts on Amtrak travel
For more information, write:
VFW Travel Service
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
or call TOLL-FREE: 1-800-325-9377, anywhere within the Continental U.S. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Central Time, any business day.
23: VFW-Sponsored Purchase Power Benefits
All VFW members are eligible for these outstanding consumer benefits - which let you
save money and get special perks when you buy products for your household or for gifts.
Enjoy impressive savings on the national brand merchandise you'll buy anyway (not limited
- major appliances
- golf equipment
- home electronics
- musical instruments
- furniture & lighting
- china, crystal & flatware
- sewing machines
- sports equipment
- hearing aids
- cars/vans/ pick-ups
- health care supplies
- magazine subscriptions
- pianos & organs
More categories are being added! Your purchases are overseen by a major consumer organization, so you're protected:
Most purchases of $150 or more are covered by a powerful double-the-difference lowest price guarantee, meaning that if you buy and find the item for less elsewhere (even through another form of discount buying) within 30 days, you'll be paid double the difference in price. You will receive double the repair period of your manufacturer's warranty (except on vehicles) at no charge, even on items you don't buy through the plan! VFW works on your behalf as a Veteran. Purchase Power works on your behalf as a consumer.
To receive your special ID numbers and kit, send your $6 annual processing fee (check or money order) to:
VFW Purchase Power
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
24: VFW-Sponsored Discount Eyewear Program
VFW Members and their dependents can save 20% to 60% off retail eyewear prices and 20% on contact lenses and other items. There are over 6,000 locations nationwide that participate in this program through special arrangements with Eye Care Plan of America (ECPA). Most Sears, Montgomery Ward, J.C. Penney and Royal Optical Centers are ECPA locations. For other ECPA chain and independent locations, call Toll-Free: 1-800-841-1220. There's no registration fee to take advantage of this service and no application to fill out. A VFW Membership Card is all you need.
25: Discount Moving Services
Through special arrangements with NORTH AMERICAN VAN LINES and ATLAS VAN LINES, VFW members can take advantage of the benefits and discounts normally reserved for large companies on interstate moves. Call NORTH AMERICAN VAN LINES Toll-Free: 1-800-397-3700 to find out how you can save up to 45% on your interstate move, plus take advantage of the FREE VALUATION PACKAGE. Please ask for Sara, our VFW Coordinator. Call ATLAS VAN LINES Toll-Free: 1-800-645-7210. Be sure to ask for the "Red, White and Blue" move coordinator. VFW members can get a "Free Estimate" and take advantage of the "Full Value Protection" Program and receive up to 50% savings.
26: VFW VISA Card
Through special arrangement with First USA Bank, members may now take advantage of the no annual fee VFW VISA or VISA Gold cards with a low variable rate. Designed especially for VFW members, the VFW VISA" Cards are among the best credit card values on the market today. To request an application, call TOLL-FREE: 1-800-FIRST-USA (1-800-347-7887).
27: AMOCO Motor Club
VFW members can now join the Amoco Motor Club and have savings and peace of mind at
home and on the road!
You'll receive . . .
- 25% discount off regular membership on the first year's enrollment.
- One of the finest emergency road and towing services available by calling toll-free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all 50 states.
- Up to 60% hotel and motel discounts.
- Maps and trip routings designating the fastest or most scenic route to your destination at no additional charge.
- Lost key/lockout protection.
- Car rental savings.
. . . and much more, including a single toll free number for answers to questions about your membership. All you have to do is call 1-800-992-2VFW to take advantage of this special offer. (New memberships not available to residents of California).
These fine Voluntary Member Benefits are available to each and every member of the VFW. We hope you'll agree that our package of services and benefits is among the best, if not the best, available through any other organization.
YOUR GUARANTEE OF QUALITY These VFW-Sponsored Member Benefits have met the requirements of National Headquarters for quality, fair pricing and service after the sale, and are the only Programs of their kind to be awarded the Official VFW Seal of Approval.
VFW membership benefits are subject to change. The information here is only a guide to the benefits published by the National VFW Headquarters.