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POSTED BY ADMIN ON MAY 5, 2015 IN MEDICARE | COMMENTS OFF ON TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE SECONDARY PAYER RULES

Medicare


By Danielle Capilla, Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Under federal regulations, Medicare is a secondary payer for many individuals who have an employer group health plan available to them, either as an employee or the dependent spouse or child of the employee. Generally the Medicare Secondary Payer rules prohibit employers with more than 20 employees from in any way incentivizing an active employee age 65 or older to elect Medicare instead of the group health plan, which includes offering a financial incentive. Although...

Top 5 Questions about Medicare Secondary Payer Rules




By Kathy Binkley, RHU, ChHC, Benefit Advisor at The Wilson Agency A UBA Partner Firm I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Nothing in life is free,” and nothing is – not even Medicare. In most cases, you won’t have to pay a premium to get Medicare, at least for Part A (here’s a refresher on the different parts of Medicare), but that doesn’t mean it’s free. You’ve just pre-paid in the form of taxes. So you don’t have to worry about a premium for Part A, which covers in-patient hospital expenses, assuming you or your spouse paid Social Security for...



POSTED BY ADMIN ON AUG 27, 2015 IN MEDICARE | COMMENTS OFF ON MEDICARE COSTS EXPLAINED

Medicare Costs Explained