Health & Wellness is a top priority for the National Basketball Retired Players Association.

As a full-service advocacy organization for former professional basketball players -- as well as a civic-minded 501(c)3 charity -- health & wellness programs for both our members, and the community-at-large, are being added to the NBRPA's menu of member benefits and philanthropic programming.






The NBRPA recently announced a health insurance partnership with SASid, Inc. and BWD Group LLC -- a longtime provider for the NBA -- to provide members a Health Insurance Marketplace online at


Kiva Recovery is a trusted, private agency equipped to deal with former players or their family members battling drug and/or alcohol addiction.  It is the NBRPA’s substance abuse education and treatment partner.

Kiva offers confidential consultations with NBRPA Members to investigate presenting issues, places outreach calls to the member and their family when approved, and provides formal and informal screening of the member or families needs.  Kiva facilitates services to match the Member or families need and provides support throughout the process for all involved.

SASid Inc and BWD Group,LLC

The NBRPA partners with SASid Inc, and BWD Group, LLC to provide members a Health Insurance Marketplace that is offered online at In addition to this members-only healthcare marketplace, the NBRPA’s partnership with SASid includes dedicated customer service professionals available to answer any questions about billing, claims and general product knowledge.

Hospital For Special Surgery (HSS)

The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), medical management program, in New York City will work closely with the NBRPA to provide its members discounted and specialized surgical care. Read more

Central Rexall Drugs

Central Rexall Drugs, pain management program, is a leading pharmaceutical company that allows NBRPA members to receive free and discounted treatment through their product line of medications and supplements.


DentaQuest is the third largest dental benefits administrator in the United States, offering innovative dental benefits solutions at low costs to over 20 million clients. The DentaQuest Foundation is working with local, state, and national partners to raise oral health awareness and promote effective oral health solutions, and research at the DentaQuest Institute is dedicated to developing new ways to improve the effectiveness of care by private dental offices, hospital-based clinics, and safety net dental programs. As part of a new partnership with the NBRPA, DentaQuest will offer NBRPA Members general dental services in all DentaQuest locations at a 90% discount of state Medicaid rates.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)

Cancer Treatment Centers of America provides management and marketing services to physician practices and hospital facilities that provide inpatient and outpatient services for the treatment of cancer patients, specifically including treatment of patients for prostate cancer. CTCA physicians render such services at five facilities, including Philadelphia, PA, Newnan, GA, Zion, IL, Tulsa, OK, and Goodyear, AZ. As part of the NBRPA’s partnership with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, CTCA physicians will offer a second opinion to NBRPA Members who have a prostate cancer diagnosis. CTCA physicians will treat five eligible NBRPA Members, for whom this second opinion results in a diagnosis confirmation. 


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