New ID Cards for Vets Enrolled in VA Health Care

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Good morning everyone….it’s been a while since I’ve posted but things are about to get spun up again over.

I received the information below from a friend of mine at VA/HQ in Washington DC today.  He wanted me to make sure I got this out to as many people as possible.

Example of the front of an ID card, showing the VA logo, a flag, portrait of a woman, Army insignia and Text: Member ID 1234567890,Plan ID (80840) 1234567890, Member Jane D Sample, VA healthcare enrollee, service connected, medal of honor, purple heart,former POW

VA is introducing a new, secure identification card called the Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). VHIC replaces the Veteran Identification Card (VIC), which was introduced in 2004. VA is committed to providing the high quality, safe and effective health care Veterans have earned and deserve, and part of this effort includes ensuring the personal security of Veterans. As part of a phased rollout, on February 21, 2014, VA began issuing the newly designed, more secure VHIC to newly enrolled and other Veterans who were not issued a VIC. Starting in April VA will begin a replacement effort to automatically mail the more secure VHIC to Veterans who have the old VIC.
All Veterans who are enrolled and have the old card should have their new replacement card by July.

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Original article posted by Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer

Monday, February 24, 2014
Christopher “Patches” Norton
MSgt, USAF Retired
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