Medicare – Part B Reimbursement

As a retiree, you and your spouse/partner qualify for reimbursement of your Medicare Part B premiums (minus any penalties) provided you are paying for your Medicare Part B premium and it is not being paid by another entity such as the Medicare Savings Program or Medicaid. In order to receive reimbursement, you must provide the following:

  1. Proof of your Medicare Part B enrollment (e.g., copy of your Medicare card).
  2. A copy of the letter from the Social Security Administration showing the Medicare Part B premium that you pay.
  3. A completed Direct Deposit Agreement Form.

If you are paying above the Medicare standard amount you must notify the EUTF of the amount you are paying every year in order to receive full reimbursement.

Reimbursement begins the later of the effective date of your Medicare Part B coverage or the first day of the month that you provide EUTF with a copy of your Medicare Part B card, a copy of the letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) showing the Medicare Part B premium you pay and your completed Direct Deposit Agreement Form. If EUTF does not receive a copy of your SSA letter showing the Medicare Part B premium you pay each year, your Medicare Part B premium will be the lesser of your retirement amount the previous year and the Medicare standard amount ($134 in 2018).

Retirees who pay a higher income-related monthly adjusted premium will be reimbursed the higher amount. However, if EUTF does not receive a copy of your SSA letter showing your higher income-related monthly adjusted premium each year, EUTF will automatically reset your Medicare Part B premium reimbursement to the Medicare standard amount every January 1st. Please note that EUTF will not reimburse for any late enrollment penalties.

Dependent Children and Active EUTF Employees
Medicare Part B premium reimbursement does not apply to dependent children. Medicare Part B premium reimbursement does not apply to Medicare eligible active EUTF employees and their dependents covered by EUTF or HSTA VB active employee plans. However, the Medicare Part B premium reimbursement does apply to an active employee enrolled in Medicare Part B and covered by an EUTF or HSTA VB retiree plan through his/her spouse or partner.