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 MEDICARE  Part B Reimbursement  & IRMAA MEDICARE  Part B Reimbursement

JAN 24. 2024          Medicare  Reimbursement for Widows

Reimbursement of Medicare premiums for Spouses Ends as of the Date Of Death Of The Retiree.

Only spouses whose husbands died in The Line of Duty Would Continue receive such benefits.

Rose Amengual   Assistant Deputy Director, Administration   Employee Benefits Program  The City of New York Office of Labor Relations    ramengua@olr.nyc.gov     ramengua@nyceplans.org

JAN 25, 2024            HEALTH   BENEFITS   STOP   UPON   DEATH   OF THE   MEMBER

 

The survivor (Spouse/Domestic Partner) may apply for “COBRA for Life” Coverage through the City of New York. If you are the spouse/domestic partner of a member who has passed away, you have the right to continue coverage under any of the available NYC health  benefits plans.

Effective November 13, 2001, N Y State law provides that surviving spouses of retired uniformed members of the New York City Police and Fire Departments can continue their health benefits coverage for life. Such coverage will be at a premium of 102% of the group rate  and must be elected within one (1) year of the date of the death of the member.

 

Contact the NYC  Retiree Health Benefits Section, in writing, to obtain an application; NYC Retiree Health Benefits Section, Attn: COBRA for Life,  22 Cortlandt Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10007.  

OR,

you can Email Ms. Judith Francis at, Judith.Francis@OLR.NYC.gov, make sure to include the decedent’s name, last six digits of the decedent’s Social Security Number and attach a copy of the decedent’s death  certificate to the email.       

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JAN 28, 2024                              OLR HEALTH RETIREE HEALTH
                        Questions about your IRMAA or Medicare Part B Reimbursements?

     Medicare Part 2023 Reimbursement

Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents will be reimbursed annually for the standard Medicare Part B amount, excluding any penalties and late enrollment fees, and subject to be pro-rated. 

2023 Medicare Part B reimbursements will be issued in 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.

 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 your income in 2020 was less than or equal to $91,000 as an individual, or less than or equal to $182,000 as a married couple, 

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT submit the IRMAA Reimbursement Application for 2023 prior to May 2024.  Processing of these applications will not begin before that date.

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

  • IMPORTANT: Please do NOT submit the IRMAA Reimbursement Application for 2023 prior to May 2024.  Processing of these applications will not begin before that date.

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       Medicare Part B Reimbursement

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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

 

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 DID THE UFA, UFOA OR PBA FILE AN AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT  OF THE NYC ORGANIZATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE RETIREES'  LITIGATION AGAINST AND MLC ???   NO

DID THE UFA, UFOA OR PBA  WRITE LETTERS OF SUPPORT TO THE NY CITY COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF INTRO-1099 ???  NO !!   RETIREES, WAKE-UP IF YOU THINK YOUR FORMER UNIONS ARE REALLY AGAINST  THE AETNA  MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN. jg

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Presented to Joan FitzGerald _ the National VA Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, from the Retired 48
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