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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 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 »
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Can you obtain a secondary health insurance policy for a child when the primary placement parent has the primary insurance coverage?

Answer Yes most definately! It does not matter who has "primary placement". It is based on which parents birthdate comes first in the year. If you were born Jan 3rd and the other parent was bor... Read More »
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If you and a spouse have different health insurance but have never designated one as primary or secondary could this cause problems when you do designate primary or secondary?

Answer If you have insurance through your employer, and you are the policy holder,(the insurance is in your name) this insurance will be primary for you, and your spouses insurance policy will be s... Read More »
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Can your health insurance company force your spouse to take her employer's health plan as primary instead of yours?

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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Are health care providers obligated to accept payment from a secondary insurance at their fee schedule when the provider does not participate with the the patient's primary insurance?

Answer It has been my experience that providers of health care are not obligated to accept secondary or even primary insurnace coverages if they are not under contract with that insurance company... Read More »
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