It depends on whether the subscriber on the account is still working and covered by PEBB insurance.


If the subscriber is a retiree -- already retired or no longer working and covered by PEBB insurance:

  • The person(s) in Medicare must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.
     
  • The family’s monthly premium will be a ‘blended’ rate – one or more in Medicare; one or more not in Medicare.
     

If the subscriber is still working - and covered by employer-paid PEBB insurance:

  • The person(s) in Medicare will probably wait to sign up for Medicare Part B, until the subscriber retires or is no longer working and covered by PEBB or another group medical plan.
     
  • The family’s monthly premium won’t change just because a family member begins receiving Medicare – even if it’s the person who is working.
     
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