Marine Corps healthcare coverage keeps all Marines in good health, so they can accomplish their mission and support their families. During Service: While serving in the Marine Corps, every Marine and his or her immediate family will receive a number of health benefits including free comprehensive medical insurance and competitively priced dental insurance. 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, Marines are referred to a civilian facility. After Service: If you remain in the Marine Corps through retirement, your medical benefits will extend throughout your lifetime and that of your spouse at reduced rates. You may also be entitled to receive prescription medicine benefits, as well as care in a Veteran Administration (VA) hospital.
A FAMILY-FRIENDLY BROTHERHOOD
Every Marine family makes a commitment to our nation. In return, the Marine Corps makes a commitment to every Marine family. The Marine Corps provides many benefits and opportunities for families not found in the civilian world, including full health coverage, access to on-base medical facilities, free on-base housing, monthly housing allowances, low-cost mortgage loans and educational funding. In addition to the support Marine families offer each other, they have access to services such as day care options, family-friendly base amenities, family counseling, deployment support and relocation assistance. As much as service in the Corps ensures the future of our nation, it also creates a better future for those who serve. Ours is a family that takes care of its own, in every way.
BENEFITS IN SUPPORT OF OUR MISSION
To be an effective force in our nation's defense, our warriors must not only be highly skilled, but also highly educated and financially secure. If you earn our title, we will invest in you—advancing your mind, your career and your future. Whether you remain in the Corps for a single term or for an entire career, you will retain numerous benefits earned by keeping this nation safe and free. Our title is earned, never given. However, those who earn it gain access to a range of benefits unequaled in the civilian world. The educational opportunities and financial incentives we offer make for a more capable warrior—and a more secure nation.
Marine Corps Benefits
The advantages of becoming a Marine far exceed a simple list of benefits: those who earn our title are supported by the Marine Corps brotherhood. Tangible benefits include financial resources, family healthcare and insurance, housing and facilities, education, travel, vacation, and recreation.
The advantages to becoming a Marine far exceed a simple list of benefits. Each Marine is supported by the Marine Corps brotherhood, as well as a range of personal and professional resources. Earning the title means one can forever call on the principles instilled in them, the Marines beside them and the commitments made to them in the Marine Corps.