Jamestown  (CSi)  Stutsman County Veterans Service Officer, David Bratton says, premium reductions are coming to those enrolled in the Veterans Group Life Insurance Program.

On Wednesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2 David added that, the reduction is effective April 1, 2021, and amounts to a seven percent reduction.

He said the VA continues to offer debt relief options, for those struggling due to effects of the pandemic.

David pointed out that the VA’s Department of Veterans Affairs has given over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccinations to veterans, with 329,000 of those being second doses.

Also the VA is providing testing and COVID-19 vaccines to those utilizing caregiver support.

In other notes, he said the VA is sending out 1095b’s for taxes, concerning confirmation of the healthcare coverage, under Obama Care, for tax year 2020.  His office is handling requests of copies if needed.

He pointed out that plans are being reviewed for the possible restart of the Burleigh County van that takes vets to Fargo medical appointments.  The van will be accessible to those veterans that have had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

David Bratton can be reached at his office in the lower level of the LEC in Jamestown, by calling 252-9043, Monday- Friday 8-a.m. to noon and 1-p.m. to 5-p.m.

He can also arrange to meet with in person visits for service, by calling him to meet upstairs at the LEC.