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Two Group Policies?

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Question: Hi my wife is 24 and is still on her mom’s group coverage through work, I recently graduated grad school and now have group coverage through my place of employment. I am wondering if we can use both group coverage plans as a primary/secondary for the operation, or is her mom’s group coverage not valid now that she is on mine?

Answer: The benefit of double coverage is limited. The secondary plan will only pay for the difference in coverage for a given medical expense where the primary plan’s coverage is not as good. For example, say the primary plan has a $500 copay for the in-hospital benefit and the secondary plan has a $250 copay for the same benefit. You would get an additional reimbursement of $250 from the secondary coverage. If the primary plan’s benefits are as good or better than the secondary plan, there is no real benefit in having double coverage.

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