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 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.
IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement Application (for 2018, 2017 & 2016) - Reimbursement for 2018 will be issued in October 2019
2015 IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement (Instructions & Form) - Reimbursement was issued in April 2017