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Medicare is primary if you work for a company with less than 20 employees. It would also depend on if the spouse is covered under the employer group health insurance. For more info. see I recommend you visit to answer your question, If you are not 65+ years old, completely disabled, or both, and your spouse is employed by a company with 100+ employees, then your spouses insurance is primary. However, if you are disabled, 65+ yrs old, or the company your spouse works for has less than 100 employees, then your medicare would be primary.

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Q: Is Medicare primary when the spouse is still working or if the Medicare beneficiary works?
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Who pays first if you have medicare and are retired hourly from General Motors?

Chances are Medicare would pay first as long as you are no longer working, or if your spouse does not have you covered under insurance through their employer. If your spouse IS working and you do have coverage through them, the group insurance would be primary if their employer has more then 100 employees working for them. Otherwise, Medicare will be primary.

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Should adult children or the surviving spouse be the beneficiary?

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Is surviving spouse the legal beneficiary of a life insurance policy if a different beneficiary is named?

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Is your wife covered under Blue Shield and Medicare if you die?

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Is there Medicare insurance for your spouse?

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What happens to your spouse medical ins when you move to medicare?

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Is the surviving spouse the legal beneficiary of a life insurance policy if no one is named beneficiary?

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What do the letters stand for at the end of medicare numbers?

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When is medicare disability prime over a group health plan?

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It wouldn't be a good idea, because there are deductibles, co-pays, etc. not covered by Medicare.

Does my Medicare cover your wife too?

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