NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

July 27th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.

The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health insurance in unanimous fashion. The vote occurred in New York during the NBPA's summer meeting in June.

Beck shared the entire announcement on Twitter:

The NBPA will offer the insurance program through UnitedHealthcare, and it was called the “first of its kind among North American professional sports” in the statement Beck passed along.

Additional benefits will be offered to those with more experience, including coverage for entire families  for players with at least 10 years of service.

Zach Schonbrun of the New York Times wrote the health reimbursement accounts the NBPA previously offered were only for players who retired after the 2000-01 campaign. Former NBA players who played before that seas ...

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