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 Post subject: Risking a Reduction in Benefits?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:40 pm 
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If your supplement plan pays a larger portion of your medical bills than Medicare itself, do you risk a reduction, or loss, of primary Medicare benefits?


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 Post subject: Re: Risking a Reduction in Benefits?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:43 pm 
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Diana,

I've never heard of that. How is your supplement paying more than primary medicare? I though the supplement always paid the remaining 20% not covered by Medicare.

Are you talking about a Medicare replacement plan?


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 Post subject: Re: Risking a Reduction in Benefits?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:57 pm 
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jason wrote:
Diana,

I've never heard of that. How is your supplement paying more than primary medicare? I though the supplement always paid the remaining 20% not covered by Medicare.

Are you talking about a Medicare replacement plan?



This is just a hypothetical.

If I have more than once source for health insurance, Could that be an issue with Medicare?


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 Post subject: Re: Risking a Reduction in Benefits?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:53 am 
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I don't think it is possible for supplements to pay the entire medical bill. Further I guess that no one would have taught about it before.


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 Post subject: Re: Risking a Reduction in Benefits?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:10 pm 
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I don't think it's at all possible. I know my mother had a BC/BS plan from where she retired from and when she became eligible for Medicare they automatically switched her to a Medicare supplement which paid for the 20% that Medicare didn't pay for.


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 Post subject: Re: Risking a Reduction in Benefits?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:48 am 
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Medicare would take the first stab at the bill, taking the king's ransom so to speak. I don't see that there would be any way, even hypothetically, of there being an issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Risking a Reduction in Benefits?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:09 pm 
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I think if you are still working and you have your spouse on your work medical plan then their Medicare would be the secondary insurance in that case. But you still wind up to the good in either case.


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