FAQs

Both the retiree’s Medicare reimbursement and the spouse/partner’s Medicare reimbursement must be deposited in the same account at the financial institution designated. The retiree must be an account holder on the designated account.

If you are notified by Medicare that your Medicare Part B premium will have an income-related monthly adjustment amount, in other words your Medicare Part B premium is higher than the standard rate due to your higher income level, you will be reimbursed the higher amount. However, you MUST promptly (within two years) send the ...
Read More If my Medicare Part B premium is higher than the standard amount, will EUTF reimburse that amount?

EUTF Administrative Rule 5.04 (a) states: “If an employee-beneficiary becomes eligible to enroll and fails to enroll in the federal Medicare Part B medical insurance plan, the employee-beneficiary’s enrollment in the medical and prescription drug plans offered or sponsored by the Fund and the medical and prescription drug plan coverages for dependent-beneficiaries under that enrollment ...
Read More What will happen if my spouse/partner or I fail to enroll in Medicare Part B when eligible?

Under current law, the amount of your Medicare Part B reimbursement is the amount you are charged by Medicare (minus any penalties for late enrollment). Generally, your reimbursement will be deposited quarterly during the first week of April, July, October and January for the prior quarter. If you became eligible for Medicare Part B after ...
Read More How and when will I be reimbursed for my Medicare Part B premiums?

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 benefit plans, must be enrolled in Medicare Part B when they become eligible. Active employees considering retirement who are eligible for Medicare should enroll in Medicare Part B prior to ...
Read More Why am I required to enroll in Medicare Part B when I am eligible?