"Individuals entitled to monthly [Social Security] benefits which confer
eligibility for HI [Hospital Insurance] may not waive HI entitlement. The
only way to avoid HI entitlement is through withdrawal of the monthly
benefit application. Withdrawal requires repayment of all RSDI [Retirement,
Survivors, and Disability Insurance] and HI benefit payments made."
Employers are not allowed to offer competing insurance, though I can't find a
reference now. A former cow-orker ran into this at my PPoE when he turned 65.
Wife is a few months older, doesn't work. My employment supplies health
insurance for both of us now (with my copayment of premiums), and the
same will be when I retire (soon). We were advised then to keep copaying
the insurance, taking Medicare A (which we did when attaining 65), and
declining the supplemental parts, etc.
Clearly there is a choice, especially when you have the "right" employer
On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:45:04 -0500, Gordon Shumway wrote:
There is rubbish spoken in this, but there is also truth spoken.
I don't agree with all that was said, but "We The People" should be
speaking out about some of the things the government is doing. The
members of congress no longer think of what is good for the USA. It now a
matter of how much can I get for my state and myself. Governing the USA
is a thing of the past in Congress nowadays. I'll vote party line or I'll
vote for your bill if you vote for mine. Whether the bill is good or bad
is no longer a part of the outlook.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.