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:
- Proof of your Medicare Part B enrollment (e.g., copy of your Medicare card).
- A copy of the letter from the Social Security Administration showing the Medicare Part B premium that you pay.
- 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.