Health Benefits Program MEDB-IRMAA

Questions about your Medicare Part B & IRMAA Reimbursements?

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 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


2023 Medicare Part B Reimbursement

2023 Medicare Part B reimbursements will be issued beginning with the third week of April 2024.  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-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents will be reimbursed annually for the standard Medicare Part B amount of $164.90 per month ($164.90 x 12 months = $1,978.80), excluding any penalties and late enrollment fees, and subject to be pro-rated. 

 
2022 Medicare Part B Reimbursement

Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents will be reimbursed annually for the standard Medicare Part B amount of $170.10 per month ($170.10 x 12 months = $2,041.20), excluding any penalties and late enrollment fees, and subject to be pro-rated. 

2022 Medicare Part B reimbursements were issued in April 2023.  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.


IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement

What is IRMAA?

The Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) is an additional amount that you are required to pay for your monthly Medicare premiums if you have higher annual earnings. 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 IRMAA reimbursement, your reimbursement will be deposited directly into your bank account. 

If your 2023 SSA-1099 form shows that you received the standard Medicare Part B premiums deductions of $1,978.80, you did NOT pay IRMAA in 2023 and the following information does not apply to you. Please do NOT submit an IRMAA application as you are not eligible for reimbursement.

Learn More about IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement

IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement Application (for 2023, 2022 & 2021)

 


IRMAA 2023 Reimbursement 

IRMAA 2023 annual reimbursements will be issued during the 3rd week of October 2024.  

Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents can submit an IRMAA application if they paid above the standard amount of $164.90 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 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 2023 Reimbursement Application, along with all required documents, electronically to: https://nycemployeebenefits.leapfile.net

IRMAA 2022 Reimbursement 

IRMAA 2022 annual reimbursements were issued during the 3rd week of October 2023. 

Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents can submit an IRMAA application if they paid above the standard amount of $170.10 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 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 2022 Reimbursement Application, along with all required documents, electronically to: https://nycemployeebenefits.leapfile.net

IRMAA 2021 Reimbursement

IRMAA 2021 annual reimbursements were issued during the 3rd week of 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

May’s Membership Meeting

Your next meeting will be 6:30 PM Tuesday May 7th, 2024, at Moose Lodge
Family Center 6191 Rock Island Road Tamarac.


We’ve had some great sponsors and speakers at recent meetings. Patronize
those businesses and mention that you’re a Broward 10-13 member. Sponsors for
the May meeting will be Dr. Mildred Collazo DDS from promisingdentalparkland.com
& Marc Bienenfeld, financial advisor from blswealthmanagement.com . Please give
them complete courtesy and attention. If you need to talk during the speaker
presentations, go outside. Your sponsors support our club and are interested in you.
Please treat them as friends and family.


Let us know if you have, or factually know of, confirmed Emblem and/or
Aetna providers in the Broward/Palm Beach/Miami counties areas. The list is small
but we should keep ourselves updated.
Next HR 218 course is Friday, June 14th, 2024 at Gun World of South
Florida, 1700 S Powerline Rd, Deerfield Beach. The course is open to all NYPD 10-13
members and LEO guests. Please bring police ID and required ammo for said firearm
and all safety items; eye & ear protection. Cost is $25, P/P. RSVP on Facebook 10-13
page, or this email. Bring additional magazines, to assist with expediting your relay.
Also, as of July 2024, the HR218 course has been changed. Details of the new course
will be forthcoming, and it will apply to our future relays.

Special thanks to Warren Sam for keeping up with publishing The Blotter as
often as we can get the information to him. He’s doing a great service from a
distance. Your board has kept up with a fast pace of running the club and always
working in the background to keep things going. . . I’m humbled and proud to run
with them!

Be kind to one another … offer help to other 10-13 members and always talk
openly (But, PLEASE, NOT DURING THE MEETINGS! !) Until the meeting … stay
healthy, happy and safe ! !

– Martin