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Q: If the secondary insurance has a higher allowed amount than the primary insurance is the secondary required to pay the higher amount?
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When will secondary health insurance not pay?

if primary paid more than allowed amount or if patient has primary insurance

If primary insurance pays more than what the secondary allowed?

The balance gets adjusted.

When you have a primary and secondary insurance will the co-pay from your primary insurance be paid by the secondary insurance?

I have insurance paid for by my employer (primary) and through my husband's employer (secondary). In my experience, I have never had to pay the copay required by my primary because it is covered by my secondary. When I first got married, 2 years ago, I still paid the copay, but the doctor's office would always send me a check for the copay a month later because the secondary paid it.

Does secondary insurance cover or pay copays of primary insurance?

The secondary insurance cover both pays and co-pays of the primary insurance depending with the insurance company.

Will secondary insurance pay the co insurance amount of primary insurance if you have met the deductible in secondary insurance?


Does secondary private insurance pay what primary private insurance will not pay?

Yes, if the secondary insurance plan covers it In the pharmacy (drugs) world of primary and secondary coverage, this is true.

What is meant by primary and secondary insurance coverage?

Primary insurance coverage is what is first used when a medical service is being rendered. This is what will be billed first. Secondary insurance is supposed to cover what the primary insurance does not.

When a secondary insurance allows more than primary allowed can you keep overpayment?

If I'm not mistaken, and I could be wrong, when the secondary insurance allowes more than the primary, the primary contractual adjustment is voided and the contractual obligation of the secondary should be applied. This will cause the balance to be zero when the adjustment of the secondary is the reflecting contractual obligation. That is how I was taught and it does make sense.

Will secondary private insurance pay deductible from the primary insurance?

Some will. Check with the secondary insurer.

Can you be on Medicaid and have secondary insurance?

Yes, you can. The other insurance would be primary though and the Medicaid secondary.

How do you figure out the write-off with primary and secondary dental insurance?

first you should obtain the explanantion of benefits from your primary. it should indicate what the write off amount is. if you're not sure, call the insurance company and ask them. then do the same with your secondary. the secondary insurance will consider the amount allowed by the primary and will usually base their benefits on that. if you are lucky, between the two, you should have little out of pocket expenses.

Is medicaid always a primary insurance or would it be a secondary insurance?


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