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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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Megan My Wife works and wants to enroll me into her health

Customer Question

Hi Megan
My Wife works for Kaiser and wants to enroll me into her health plan.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
How do I disenroll from Medicare Plan B without any penalties & enroll into her health plan?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
They told me to send a written statement to Social Security, Western Program Service Center, P.O. Box 2000, Richmond, CA. 94802, so I decided to look the center up and this is how I got to you. Are we on the right track?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Are you still there?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Megan where did you go? I paid for a service and I'm not getting anything, what's the deal here? Nobody is talking or responding to me. I'm not very happy right now.
Expert:  Lane replied 10 months ago.

Hi - Megan is not responding ... and I haven't seen her her for quite some time

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I hold a JD (Juris Doctorate, a doctoral degree in the law), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in finance & tax, as well as CFP® and CRPS designations. - I’ve been providing financial & tax advice since 1986.

I can help here

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Expert:  Lane replied 10 months ago.

You DO, in deed, send the written statement to Social Security to un-enroll.

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Given the very high volume of work there ... AND the fact that we've seen furloughs and other cutbacks in the bloated government systems (needed, but right now creating adjustments ... "shrinking pains") the processing has been VERY slow.

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I would be sure (1) to request an EFFECTIVE DATE of the date you enrolled in your wife's plan (2) be sure that the plan DOES cover the part B services and (3) MOST IMPORTANT, send this as a certified letter, so that you have proof/documentation that the letter was received.

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Please let me know if you have questions

Expert:  Lane replied 10 months ago.

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I sincerely ***** ***** has helped!

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Please let me know if you still have ANY questions at all.

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If this HAS given you enough info, I'd really appreciate a positive rating (using that rating request or the stars on your screen)

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That's the only way I'll be credited for the work here.

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Thank you!

Lane

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No I'm not paying anymore money, this is ridiculous. I just want an answer to my question, which I paid for already. :>(
Expert:  Lane replied 10 months ago.

I DID answer your question

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(1)Yes the written statement IS the right process

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(2) sending certified is a best practice, and

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(3) make sure that you SHOULD drop, because in SOME plans medicare is still the primary carrier

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Thorough and accurate ... Help me understand how I did not answer that question

Expert:  Lane replied 10 months ago.

As you were saying that I was adding one more piece that may be valuable:

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If your wife's company has less than 20 employees then it's usually normal NOT to un-enroll ... becausee, as I mentioned earlier, medicare can still be the primary carrier on part B services and then the company plan picks up costs above what Medicare can pay

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But other than that, the answer is simply YES, you're on the right track and I would SEND that letter via certified mail