Employers beware: Medicare may come calling


The old adage “no good deed goes unpunished” has never been more relevant than today. Employers who sponsor or contribute to an employee group health plan who also have employees eligible for Medicare benefits may find themselves paying far more than just monthly Medicare premiums. Medicare is stepping up its enforcement efforts to ensure that they are not the payer of first resort when a group health plan covers the same services. They are not, however, only looking to the health insurance carriers to recoup costs, but sometimes to the employer as well.

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