Medicare and Group Health Plans: Understanding the Interaction and Avoiding Common Mistakes
March 22, 2018—2:00 PM EST
Presenters: Sara Tountas, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Benefits Consulting, Acrisure Deborah Hyde, Associate General Counsel, Acrisure
Understanding how Medicare interacts with group health plans can be complicated. In this webinar, we will discuss some fundamental Medicare compliance rules and explain the difference between Medicare eligibility and Medicare entitlement. We will also explore how the Medicare Secondary Payer and coordination of benefits rules impact administration of a group health plan. Finally, we will highlight the complexities of Medicare and COBRA, focusing on when Medicare entitlement is a COBRA qualifying event and when COBRA can extend the COBRA coverage period for certain COBRA beneficiaries.