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.

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 an additional reimbursement amount referred to as a differential payment. To receive the differential payment, 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

2017 Medicare Part B Reimbursement Differential Request Form

2016 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

2017 IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement Application - Reimbursement will be issued in October 2018

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

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

2014 IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement (Instructions & Form)