Secondary Health Insurance.
Secondary health insurance is coverage you can buy separately from a medical plan.
It helps cover you for care and services that your primary medical plan may not.
This secondary insurance could be a vision plan, dental plan, or an accidental injury plan, to name a few.
Is it worth having two health insurances?
Not exactly, but having two or more health insurance plans does help cover any health insurance expenses better through the coordination of benefits provision. The most common example is when two spouses or domestic partners have health insurance and both of their employers provide a health insurance plan.
What are the benefits of having two health insurance policies?
The other plan can pick up the tab for anything not covered, but it won’t pay anything toward the primary plan’s deductible. If both plans have deductibles, you’ll have to pay both before coverage kicks in. You don’t get to choose which health plan is primary, meaning the one that pays first.
How does secondary health 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.
How do you determine which insurance is primary and which is secondary?
Primary health insurance is the plan that kicks in first, paying the claim as if it were the only source of health coverage. Then the secondary insurance plan picks up some or all of the cost left over after the primary plan has paid the claim.