My mother is still an "active" employee, she has a government job. They said her medicare will not be primary until she is not active however her disability retirement paperwork takes a few months to process. I filed her ssdi paperwork through a lawyer and should be done quickly. She has end stage renal failure (among other things) and is currently on dialysis. I know she had medicare as primary after her kidney transplant in 2001 for 5 years. Is there another way to get medicare primary while still an active employee? Hospital wants to transfer her to the nursing home rehab and as long as her empire is primary they wont cover but if medicare is primary empire will pick up. Any advice would be great. Thanks!