NYC Health Benefits Program


Medicare Part B Reimbursement

The City will reimburse retirees and their eligible dependents on Medicare for Medicare Part B premiums, excluding any penalties.  You must be receiving a City pension check and be enrolled as the contract holder for City health benefits in order to receive reimbursement for Part B premiums. 

For most retirees, the refund is issued automatically by the Health Benefits Program. If you are currently receiving your pension check through Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or direct deposit, your reimbursement will be deposited directly into your bank account.  This will be separate from your pension payment.  If you don’t have EFT or direct deposit, you will receive a check in the mail in June.

If you were eligible for Medicare Part B Reimbursement for prior years but did not enroll by providing a copy of your Medicare card, reimbursement is limited to the previous three (3) calendar years.

Medicare Part B Reimbursement Q&A

Medicare Part B Reimbursement Differential Request Form  

View the Medicare Part B Reimbursement Information Card which was distributed in April 2017 with your Pension Statement


IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement

If you paid more than the standard monthly reimbursement rate for Medicare Part B in 2015, as an Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA), you may be eligible for additional reimbursement. If you submitted the required documentation for 2015 Medicare Part B IRMAA reimbursement, your reimbursement for 2015 was deposited directly into your bank account in April 2017.  If you submitted the required documentation for 2016 IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement, please note that the payment is scheduled to be issued in October 2017.

Learn More about IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement

2014 IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement (Instructions & Form)

2015 IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement (Instructions & Form) - Reimbursement was issued in April 21, 2017

2016 IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement (Instructions & Form) - Reimbursement will be issued in October 2017