The NFL (National Football League) provides comprehensive health insurance coverage to its players through the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 100% of all expenses (must stay in-network) are covered through the plan after a deductible and maximum out-of-pocket limit is reached. This includes major medical, office visits, prescriptions, ER, and many other items.
Dental and vision benefits are also included in the package for both rookies and veterans. But most importantly, the coverage continues after the player has retired from the NFL and is no longer playing. This is extremely important considering the potential for chronic injuries and needed treatment.
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