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Can we require employee to use Medicare?

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Q. We have an older employee who is now eligible for Medicare. Can we require him to take Medicare coverage instead of our health plan? — J.N., Utah

A. No. Under the Medicare Secondary Payer rules, an employer cannot do anything to entice or require a Medicare-eligible employee to decline employer coverage.

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