NYC Health Benefits Program



Questions about your IRMAA or Medicare Part B Reimbursements?

Medicare Part B 2021 Reimbursement

Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents will be reimbursed annually for the standard Medicare Part B amount of $148.50 per month ($148.50 x 12 months = $1,782), excluding any penalties and late enrollment fees, and subject to be pro-rated. 

Medicare Part B reimbursements were issued in April 2022.  Please check your bank account/statement (or the mail, if you are receiving a physical check).

If you already submitted your Medicare Part A & B card to the Health Benefits Program, this payment is automatic and you will receive it annually.


Medicare Part B 2020 Reimbursement

Medicare Part B 2020 reimbursements were issued in April 2021. Please check your bank account/statement (or the mail, if you are receiving a physical check) for your payment.

If you already submitted your Medicare Part A & B card to the Health Benefits Program, this payment is automatic and you will receive it annually.


Medicare Part B 2019 Differential Reimbursement

Please note that if you were Medicare-eligible prior to 2016, you must complete the Medicare Part B Differential Form for 2019 in order to receive the Medicare Part B differential payment. The payment was based on the amount that you paid in 2019.

If you were enrolled in Medicare Part B effective after 2016, then you are already receiving the full payment and do not need to complete the Medicare Part B Differential Form.

Medicare Part B 2019 differential reimbursements were issued in March 2021. Please check your bank account/statement (or the mail, if you are receiving a physical check) for your payment.

  • For those retirees/eligible dependents who are not eligible for IRMAA, Medicare Part B 2019 differential payments up to $318 will be issued once the Medicare Part B and IRMAA payments are processed in calendar year 2020.
  • Those retirees/eligible dependents who are eligible for 2019 Medicare Part B differential reimbursements must submit the Medicare Part B 2019 Reimbursement Differential Request Form, along with required documentation.
  • Please submit this form, along with all required documents, electronically to: https://nycemployeebenefits.leapfile.net


IRMAA 2021 Reimbursement

IRMAA 2021 annual reimbursements will be issued in October 2022. 

Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents can submit an IRMAA application if they paid above the standard amount of $148.50 per month. If you did not pay more than the standard amount then you are not eligible for IRMAA.  

  • 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 is separate from your pension payment. If you don’t have EFT or direct deposit, you should receive a check in the mail.
  • Please submit the IRMAA 2021 Reimbursement Application, along with all required documents, electronically to: https://nycemployeebenefits.leapfile.net


IRMAA 2020 Reimbursement

IRMAA 2020 reimbursements were issued in October 2021.

  • If you are currently receiving your pension check through Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or direct deposit, your reimbursement was deposited directly into your bank account. This is separate from your pension payment. If you don’t have EFT or direct deposit, you should have received a check in the mail.
  • Please submit the IRMAA 2020 Reimbursement Application, along with all required documents, electronically to: https://nycemployeebenefits.leapfile.net


IRMAA 2019 Reimbursement

IRMAA 2019 reimbursements were issued during October and November 2020. Please check your bank account/statement (or the mail, if you are receiving a physical check) for your payment.

  • If you are currently receiving your pension check through Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or direct deposit, your reimbursement was deposited directly into your bank account. This is separate from your pension payment. If you don’t have EFT or direct deposit, you should have received a check in the mail.
  • If you did not receive your IRMAA reimbursement by December 1, 2020 or if you did receive the reimbursement and you believe the amount is incorrect, you must resubmit the IRMAA 2019 Reimbursement Application.
  • Please submit this application, along with all required documents, electronically to: https://nycemployeebenefits.leapfile.net




Medicare Part B Reimbursement

The City will reimburse retirees and their eligible dependents for Medicare Part B premiums paid, 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.

The reimbursement amount is based on the standard Medicare Part B premiums. If your Medicare Part B reimbursement amount was less than what you paid in Medicare Part B premiums, excluding penalties, you may be eligible for a Medicare Part B Differential reimbursement. To receive the differential reimbursement, please complete the Medicare Part B Differential Request form (below).

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. To enroll, please complete the Medicare Part B Reimbursement Program Application.

Learn More about Medicare Part B Reimbursement

Medicare Part B Reimbursement Program Application

2019 Medicare Part B Reimbursement Differential Request Form  - Reimbursement for 2019 was issued in March 2021

2018 Medicare Part B Reimbursement Differential Request Form - Reimbursement for 2018 was issued in March 2020



IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement

If you paid more than the standard monthly reimbursement rate for Medicare Part B, as an Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA), you may be eligible for additional reimbursement. If you submit the required documentation for Medicare Part B IRMAA reimbursement, your reimbursement will be deposited directly into your bank account. 

Learn More about IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement

IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement Application (for 2021, 2020 & 2019) - Reimbursement for 2021 will be issued in October 2022