Is GEHA only for federal employees?

Is GEHA only for federal employees?

GEHA exclusively serves federal employees, federal retirees, military retirees and their families.

Is GEHA the same as UnitedHealthcare?

Important note: GEHA contracts with three networks nationwide: Aetna Signature Administrators, UnitedHealthcare Options PPO and UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus. If you call your provider to confirm that he or she is in the GEHA network, please have your GEHA ID card handy.

Is GEHA part of Optum?

A GEHA is paid at your Optum® – UnitedHealthcare® commercial rate. Q Does GEHA require prior authorization?

Who is GEHA affiliated with?

Government Employees Health Association
GEHA (Government Employees Health Association) is a self-insured, not-for-profit association providing medical and dental plans to federal employees and retirees and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Is GEHA accepted everywhere?

GEHA’s network includes more than 2.7 million in-network provider locations that are available to you whether you are at home or away. GEHA’s network includes over 9,300 hospitals that are available to you whether you are at home or away.

Does GEHA pay for acupuncture?

Manipulative therapy of the spine subject to balance billing. Acupuncture limited to 20 visits/year with a licensed covered provider. Manipulative therapy of the spine limited to $20/visit, 20 visits/year, and $25/year for spinal manipulation related X-rays.

Is GEHA now Aetna?

Aetna Signature Administrators® and Government Employees Health Association (GEHA) are expanding their relationship. Starting January 1, 2021, GEHA members living in the following states will be able to access the Aetna Signature Administrators PPO program and medical network nationally.

Does GEHA cover hormone therapy?

Note: For individuals considering hysterectomy/salpingo-oophorectomy, orchiectomy, vaginectomy or vaginoplasty procedures a total of 12 months continuous hormonal sex reassignment therapy is required. An additional 12 months of hormone therapy is not required for vaginectomy or vaginoplasty procedures.

Does GEHA insurance cover 3D mammograms?

GEHA also covers 3D mammography. This newer type of screening allows doctors to see breast tissue more clearly in three dimensions, lowering the need of follow-up testing.

Does GEHA cover massages?

GEHA health plans do not cover massage therapy, but do cover chiropractic care. GEHA pays $20 per visit up to 12 times per year for chiropractic care and $25 for spinal X-rays. You pay the balance after GEHA payment.

Does GEHA cover implants?

GEHA offers one of the largest national dental plans serving federal and postal employees, annuitants, military retirees and their families. Comprehensive dental service coverage including implants, crowns, bridges and dentures.


To learn about the plans offered, visit or call 800.821. This is a brief description of GEHA’s FEHB and FEDVIP plan features. Please read GEHA’s Federal brochures for its medical plans and its dental plans.

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