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Healthcare and Insurance

While serving, every Marine and their immediate families are covered by free, comprehensive medical insurance. Also, Marines receive free, comprehensive dental coverage and they can include their immediate families for a nominal fee. In addition, Marines may purchase life insurance at a minimal cost.

Most bases have medical facilities available to active-duty Marines and their immediate families. If there are no medical facilities available on base, they will be referred to a civilian facility.

For those who remain in the Marine Corps through retirement, both the Marine and his or her spouse will receive medical benefits at reduced rates throughout their lifetime. They may also receive prescription medicine benefits, as well as care in a Veterans Administration (VA) hospital.

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