NEW – Medicare Reminder

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in .

Are you Medicare eligible and covered under an EUTF retiree health plan? The Hawaii Revised Statutes 87A-23(4) requires that State and County retirees and their eligible dependents who are enrolled in EUTF retiree medical and/or prescription drug benefits plans, enroll in Medicare Part B when they become eligible.

All retirees (and spouses/partners) enrolled in Medicare Part B should submit a copy of your letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or a copy of your invoice showing your monthly Medicare Part B premium for 2018. EUTF will reimburse the amount stated on your letter (less any penalties). If EUTF does not receive a copy of your SSA letter or invoice, your reimbursement will be the standard 2016 premium of $104.90 or $121.80 per month. For new Medicare Part B enrollees effective 1/1/17 and thereafter, the standard Medicare Part B premium is $134.00. Please mail a copy of the SSA letter or invoice to: EUTF, P.O. Box 2121, Honolulu, HI 96805-2121 or fax a copy to (808)586-2161.

Please review the Medicare Checklist for more information.