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Author Topic: Thinking of canceling Medicare  (Read 13457 times)

JoeCoastie

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Thinking of canceling Medicare
« on: October 27, 2020, 04:52:21 pm »
Good afternoon,
I was recently approved for SSDI and it comes with Medicare, question is why pay for Medicare if I already have Veterans and Tricare health care why do I need Medicare?
Thanks for input!

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Re: Thinking of canceling Medicare
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 06:21:41 pm »
Make sure you read the link Just Me posted.  In most cases, you are required to get Medicare to keep Tricare.
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Re: Thinking of canceling Medicare
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 06:13:59 am »
I know someone who avoided applying for medicare becasue of tricare and Tricare wouldnt pay becasue they were second payer to medicare

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Re: Thinking of canceling Medicare
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 02:08:29 pm »
If someone on ssdi has alternate insurance and wanted to cancel part B,  do they have to do a interview?  With this inflation, I'm sure plenty of people who have both part B and other medical insurance are contemplating this.
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Re: Thinking of canceling Medicare
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2022, 11:36:39 pm »
When I was aproved for SSDI back in 2012 I declined Medicare part B because I had and would still be covered by a BCBS employer provided policy. I checked to make sure that I would still be eligible if I took Medicare part B and I would have been but Medicare would have been my primary and where I lived at the time very few Drs accepted Medicare/Medicaid patients. My former employer  HR Department informed me that I did not have to take Medicare and I would still be covered just like I always had been so that made the decision easy.  The only down side is if you decline Medicare coverage you will be hit by a penalty for every year you were eligible for coverage and declined it in the amount of 10% per year so you could wind up with a shock if your situation changes and you decide to take coverage later.
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Re: Thinking of canceling Medicare
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2022, 08:51:15 am »
If you do have alternate insurance and cancel medicare part B, would that trigger a CDR?

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Re: Thinking of canceling Medicare
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2022, 12:51:19 pm »
If you do have alternate insurance and cancel medicare part B, would that trigger a CDR?

No, It would not.   CDR,s  are occassionally scheduled to determine if the claimant is still disabled, they can also be triggered if the claimant is working or if a claimant is suspected of not being disabled and being suspected of disability fraud.
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