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Medicare

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Medicare Part A and B Information

Reimbursement Notice of Medicare Part B Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA)

IRMAA Reimbursement Request Application

2018 Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement

In 2018, the federal government reports that the standard monthly Medicare Part B premium for most enrollees will be $134.00. Accordingly, NYSHIP will reimburse all Medicare primary enrollees and dependents $134.00 per month in 2018. Certain enrollees will pay a lower standard monthly Medicare Part B premium in 2018 because of federal ���hold harmless��� protections designed to ensure that increases in premiums do not exceed the amount of an enrollee���s Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). In December 2017, enrollees who paid a lower standard monthly Medicare Part B premium in 2017 received a notice from the Department of Civil Service regarding 2018 reimbursement.

Medicare Part D Information

The Federal Medicare Part D program, that provides prescription drug coverage to Medicare enrollees, took effect on January 1, 2006. The Employee Benefits Division sends a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program letter annually to all active and retired NYSHIP enrollees who are or have a dependent that is either 64 or older or eligible for Medicare due to disability.

Notice of Creditable Coverage Letter

Notice of Creditable Coverage - COBRA

Empire Plan Medicare Rx Prescription Drug Program

Effective January 1, 2013, NYSHIP replaced the Empire Plan Prescription Drug Program coverage for Medicare-primary enrollees and dependents with Empire Plan Medicare Rx (PDP), a Medicare Part D prescription drug program with expanded coverage designed especially for NYSHIP. Empire Plan Medicare Rx is administered by SilverScript, an affiliate of CVS Caremark.

Medicare Information

Medicare & NYSHIP

Order the Medicare and NYSHIP Video and Companion Booklet