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Questions about your IRMAA or Medicare Part B Reimbursements?

Medicare Part B 2020 Reimbursement

Medicare Part B 2020 reimbursements are scheduled to be issued by the end of April 2021. 

  • 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 

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 2020 Reimbursement

IRMAA 2020 reimbursements will be issued in October 2021. 

  • IRMAA Applications for 2020 will be available in May 2021.


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


IRMAA 2019 Differential Reimbursement 

IRMAA 2019 Differential payments were issued at the end of November 2020.

  • For those retirees/eligible dependents of a retiree with a Medicare Part B effective date prior to 2016, they received an additional amount up to $318. 


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 will be issued in March 2020

2017 Medicare Part B Reimbursement Differential Request Form


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 2019, 2018 & 2017) - Reimbursement for 2019 was issued in October 2020