Understanding Employee Benefits

Can You Decline Medicare if You Take Social Security?


The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently said no. A group of seniors, including former US House Majority Leader Dick Armey, had sued the federal government to be allowed to accept Social Security payments, but decline Medicare coverage. They preferred to keep their private coverage to being... Read More

Topics: Health Plan

March 2011 Developments – Delay of Federal Enforcement of Claims Procedures and Change in State Income Taxation of Health Benefits in Minnesota


This is the twelfth in a series of articles about health care reform. One year after the enactment of the health care reform legislation on March 23, 2010, changes are still being made on both the federal and state levels. This article addresses one recent federal policy and one state... Read More

Topics: Health Care Reform