Medicare and group health insurance?
When you have other insurance, there are rules that decide whether Medicare or your other insurance pays first. The insurance that pays first is called the "primary payer" and pays up to the limits of its coverage. The one that pays second, called the "secondary payer," only pays if it covers any of the costs left uncovered by the primary coverage.
For more information, see the Medicare and You 2009 book:
http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/10050.pdf (page 74)
that page 74 only discussing if you are working. i am not working.
As far as I know, Medicare does not require you to sign up. However, your group health insurance will almost certainly require you to do so.
In general, yes. Medicare can be secondary insurance for a person otherwise entitled to it who continues to work beyond the age of 65 and participates in a health insurance plan offered by or sponsored by the employer. Additionally Medicare can be a secondary payer for disabled people who have their own coverage through their own employer's large group health plan (usually 100 or more employees), or large group health coverage that they have through… Read More
Does an employee with existing group health insurance have to enroll into Medicare at age 65 buy a supplemental plan then drop the group health insurance?
You have a choice to stay in your employer's plan or join Medicare. When you do stop working and lose your group health plan, make sure you enroll in Medicare within 8 months. You could also enroll in Medicare Part A (hospital coverage), and postpone enrolling in Part B (physician coverage) until you are done with your group health plan. Part A does not cost you a monthly premium. You would be over-insured, but the… Read More
You have Medicare as primary insurance and BCBS as secondary insurance Do you pay the copay on the secondary insurance?
The answer to this question depends on what kind of secondary insurance you have - is it a group health plan? Is it a supplement? If Medicare is primary, there are still deductibles, copays, coinsurance that would need to be satisfied by your secondary insurance. Based on your question, I'm assuming that you have a group health plan with a copayment as your secondary insurance. If so, then yes, you would pay your copayment but… Read More
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Private health insurance companies generally avoid the elderly. If an elderly person currently does not have medical insurance, their best bet is to find a job that will grant group insurance regardless of their age, or to apply for Medicare.
Medicare health insurance is used to cover the health care costs for American individuals over the age of 65. Medicare is a topic of discussion during almost every political debate.
Medicare does not require you to use it as your primary insurance; however, your private health insurance carrier probably will, especially if your employer is paying for your health insurance.
Medicare does not offer complete health insurance protection. Medigap insurance is a type of plan intended to supplement Medicare coverage
Medicare supplemental health insurance can cover the cost of medical and prescription costs which co-pay insurance may not cover. Directly on the Medicare website, one can find further information on supplemental health insurance. Information on drugs and procedures which are covered can be found as well.
You were one month pregnant before your group health insurance was effective will medicare cover your expenses?
Medicare does not cover maternity. For details on what Medicare does cover, see the link below: http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/10050.pdf
Medicare is primary if your group is under 20 lives. 20 lives or more and medicare is secondary to your employer paid group plan.
With medicare can I have two supplement health insurance
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We're experiencing very high call volume from people purchasing their own individual health insurance plans due to either loss of their job, or their employer has decided to drop their group coverage. Right now is an annual enrollment period for Medicare, and were selling more individual health plans than we are Medicare plans.
Health insurance for the elderly, the poor and the disabled is provided by Medicare.
Yes. Insurance agents that sell Health/Medical insurance can help you apply for Medicare supplemental insurance. Not all insurance agents cell all types of insurance. You will need to check with your agent to see if they sell health/medical insurance
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Yes. Nevada state health insurance does offer medicare for some eligible citizens of Nevada. To see if you would qualify for what you need, you would need to access the government medicare website for Nevada.
Medicare and Medicaid provide health insurance for the elderly, poor, and disabled.
How do you maintain health insurance coverage for your wife and son after you turn 65 and are eligible for Medicare?
Where you covered under an Employer Group or Individual Plan? If Employer Group - they would be eligible for COBRA - If Individual - then just tell the Insurance Company to take you off.
Medical Insurance is best insurance to use with medicare. Because, In cause of any injury to your health you can get mediclaim by insurance company. I suggest you place where you can found right insurance company.
Medicare is a health insurance program; it does not issue cash payments to beneficiaries.
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Does Medicare pay for insulin shots.
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assuming you mean at age 65 or beyond, medicare becomes the primary insurance, and your other insurance becomes a medicare supplement.
Should you enroll in Medicare Part B when you are still working and covered by employer health insurance?
Yes, because there will probably be a penalty for late enrollment, and your employer's health insurance will probably require you to enroll in Medicare.
The current regulations require tat you have some sort of minimal health insurance, either through an employer, purchased on your own, or from the government (medicaid) if you qualify based on income and resources. If you already have health insurance from an employer or otherwise that is comparable to or better than medicare than you can keep it and do not need to apply for medicare.
As far as Medicare is concerned, no. However, Medicaid and/or your private health insurance plan will require you to do so.
One can find information about AARP supplemental health insurance at AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) at AARP Medicare Plans and UHC Medicare.
No; however, your private health insurance carrier probably will require that, especially if your employer is paying for your health insurance.
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You do not determine which of your insurance policies are primary in cases where you have multiple health insurance policies. The Federal government passed a law several years ago making Medicare secondary to any other health insurance that you have through an employer or retirement program. This transferred billions of dollars per year from the Medicare and Medicaid programs to private insurance companies all at one time.
No. Medicare is a public health insurance plan for those over 65 and certain disabled persons.
Group health insurance is beneficial because it is cheaper then individual insurance. Group health insurance also offers plans to protect you from more things for a better price.
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large group health plan
I'm not familiar with UMWA health insurance, but most private carriers expect providers to bill Medicare first.
There are no companies termed specifically "Health Group Insurance." A company that closely matches "Health Group Insurance" is the United Health Group based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. They were founded in 1977 and their current CEO is Stephen Hemsley.
Medicare tax is used to support the Medicare program, a healthcare program designed to provide basic health insurance for retired and disabled persons.
Because most of your medical care will be paid for by Medicare.
Federal Health Insurance Deduction (medicare)
Medicare is always the primary insurance unless someone is still working
I had group health ins from my wife Medicare was my secondary -- disability We've lost group health Do I need to call Medicare to switch from secondary to primary?
Yes -- It is ALWAYS best to call to coordinate your benefits
Medicare does not require anyone to register at age 65 or any other time. However, your health insurance company might require you to register in order for Medicare to be your primary insurance.
As long as the only reason you are covered by Medicare is because of a disability and you haven't reached the minimum age Medicare requires to become eligible naturally, then the number of members in the group health plan will determine who is primary or secondary. Group plans with fewer than 100 members are considered to be "small" businesses and Medicare would be primary. Conversely, "large" businesses (more than 100 members) will be primary over… Read More
I had retired from my employer before 65. I continued the retirees' group health insurance. When I turned 65, my employer required me to take Medicare as my primary insurance. I could stay with the group, but it would "coordinate" benefits with Medicare. My experiences with my providers have changed. Before Medicare, my providers would bill my insurance and take their payment. I would pay the deductible and co-insurance. With Medicare, my providers will bill… Read More