We work as facilitators, listening to the voices of many, both prominent and under served. Ultimately our decisions are made possible by considering ideas brought to light by those voices. We provide the opportunity for people to prosper and connect within their communities.
Coordination of Medicare and FEHB Benefits
If Medicare was the primary payer prior to the onset of End Stage Renal Disease, Medicare will continue to be primary during the 30-month coordination period. However, if Medicare was secondary prior to the onset of End Stage Renal Disease, it will continue to be secondary until the 30-month coordination period has expired. After the 30-month coordination period has expired, Medicare will be primary regardless of your employment status.
Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits
Many veterans use their VA health benefits to get coverage for health care services and items not covered by Medicare, such as over-the-counter medications, annual physical exams, and hearing aids. However, you may want to consider enrolling into Medicare Part B (medical insurance), even if you have VA coverage. Part B may cover services you receive from Medicare-certified providers and provide you with medical coverage outside the VA health system. In addition, if you do not enroll into Part B when you are first eligible to do so, you will most likely incur a Part B premium penalty for each 12-month period you were without Medicare Part B coverage. In addition, you may also experience gaps in coverage.