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What is my primary insurance my husband's plan at work or medicare?

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Answered 2009-07-28 16:55:21

If you are covered under your husband's plan and he is working, his plan is primary to Medicare. If you are not covered under your husband's plan, Medicare is primary.

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This refers to the case in which a patient is insured by more than one insurance plan. For example, a Medicare patient is generally covered for 80% of charges for a physician visit. In this case , he or she would usually be responsible for the remaining 20% of charges. However, if he or she has dual insurance coverage and is also covered by a supplemental plan. Medicare plus, this secondary plan would generally pay the amount not covered by the patient's primary insurance plan, Medicare.


If you are covered on your spouse's health insurance plan, then you already have health insurance.


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If you are eligible for Medicare, you may want to look into a Medicare Advantage Plan. This is a plan administered by a private insurance company who has a contract with Medicare. They must offer everything Medicare offers, but most Advantage plans offer above and beyond what Medicare allows. Each Advantage plan is different, it is definitely worth looking into if you feel you have needs that Medicare won't meet adequately.



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