Retired Players’ Health & Insurance

A key initiative currently of the NBPA is helping retired players take an active role in their health after their careers. We are implementing health screening programs in select NBA cities with physician specialists to target specific athlete health-related areas. We are able to provide this service free of charge to all former professional basketball players.

Because our health screenings are spread out around the country it allows players to remain close to home, and get care from world renowned experts who can provide continuity of care. This coincides with our initiative to be the first pro sports league to offer our retired players lifetime health insurance.

Upcoming Heart Screenings:

August 18, 2017 Cabo San Lucas (Retired Player Annual Meeting)

For more information or to sign up, please contact Joe Rogowski, the NBPA’s Director of Sports Medicine and Research, at

Joe Rogowski, the NBPA’s Director of Sports Medicine and Research, was previously the director of science and research for the Rockets, and the head strength and conditioning coach for the Magic.

If you are a former NBA player, you may be eligible for healthcare coverage provided through UnitedHealthcare® at no charge, and in certain cases your family may also receive healthcare coverage at no charge.

For more information call the NBA Players’ Retiree Medical Call Center at 855-497-6669 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern Time, except holidays.