Can your health insurance company force your spouse to take her employer's health plan as primary instead of yours?

Answer Coordination of Benefits Yes, under the standard Coordination of Benefits provisions contained within Group Health Plans, the "rules" to determine which coverage pays first (primary) are clearly st... Read More »

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If you are the custodial parent and have no health insurance but your new spouse does will your ex-husband's health insurance be primary or secondary?

Answer The birthday rule is often used to determine which plan is primary and which is secondary. Under this rule, the plan of the parent whose birthday occurs first in the calendar year is designa... Read More »

If you lose your job and primary health insurance but are also covered through your spouse's group plan are you still eligible for COBRA?

AnswerThat would depend on if your spouse's coverage is group or individual coverage. If it is group coverage offered by your spouse's employer then NO. Cobra regulations specifically say that you ... Read More »

If a retired married couple have Medicare AB as primary and also each retain the insurance from separate past employers can remaining bills be turned in as a 3rd insurance to spouse's plan?

AnswerSounds like that would work to me. Medicare and Social Securities Site - where you can ask the question directly. IMHO I would just turn in the claim and... Read More »

Can an employer use the working spouse rule to force a self-employed spouse to get her own health insurance when the premiums would exceed her income?

Answer No,Working Spouse RuleIf both you and your spouse work for Vought Aircraft, one of you can opt out of medical and dental coverage and the other spouse can cover both of you. Or, each spouse ... Read More »