How Does Having More Than One Health Insurance Plan Work?
Having access to two health insurance plans can be a real benefit when making health insurance claims, it can increase how much coverage you get and can save money on your health insurance costs by using a Coordination of Benefits provision.
Can you be covered by two insurance plans?
Read on to learn about primary and secondary insurance. Yes. You can have two health insurance plans! Having two health insurance plans is perfectly legal and many people have two under certain circumstances.24 May 2019
What happens when you have two insurances?
Double coverage often means you’re paying for redundant coverage. You must make your claim with your “primary” plan first. The other plan can pick up the tab for anything not covered, but it won’t pay anything toward the primary plan’s deductible. You don’t get to choose which insurer will pay a certain claim.17 Jun 2014
Do you still pay a copay if you have 2 insurances?
Normally patients that come in with 2 insurances should not be charged a copay. In most cases their secondary policy will pick up the copay left from the primary insurance. We recommend you bill those particular patients after both insurances process the claim for any remaining copay.
How does a secondary insurance work?
Secondary health insurance works by paying you directly. Your primary insurance provider pays your healthcare provider directly for medical expenses. But with secondary health coverage, cash benefits get paid directly to you if you experience a qualifying event. These benefits can be used for a variety of expenses.