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Called spouse’s health insurance company; they say I can (and could’ve in 2018) have joined her policy and they had no requirement that I stay on Medicare. Called Medicare and they say I could suspend for as long as I’m on spouse’s policy (and not pay the premiums).
So I believe I’m SOL from month of marriage (March 2018). And for Jan & Feb, can only deduct Medicare, since it seems clear that my Medicare Advantage is “employer subsidized” (because rate sheet says “The Retirement Systems share for Retiree subscribers is $403.06”.
A poor result, only 2 * $134 deduction. Better than a sharp poke in the eye, I suppose.