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MEDICARE PART B PREMIUM REIMBURSEMENT

2014 MEDICARE PART B REIMBURSEMENTS

The County of Los Angeles reimburses members and/or their eligible dependents for their Medicare Part B premiums (standard rate only) on a tax-free basis, provided they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Enrolled in the LACERA-administered Medicare Supplement Plan – Anthem Blue Cross Plan III or a LACERA-administered Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MA-PD) such as Cigna Medicare Select Plus Rx (available only in Arizona), Kaiser Senior Advantage, United Healthcare Medicare Advantage, or SCAN.
  • Paying for their Medicare Part B premium themselves.
  • They are not being reimbursed for their Medicare Part B Premium by another agency, such as another employer or state.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Part B premium will not increase in 2014; it will remain at the 2013 standard rate of $104.90 for most Medicare enrollees. Higher income Medicare enrollees who filed an individual (or married and filing separately) 2012 tax return showing a modified adjusted gross income greater than $85,000 (or $170,000 for a joint tax return) are responsible for a larger portion of the estimated total cost of Part B benefit coverage. Read more about Medicare Premium Amounts for Persons with Higher Income Levels.

On December 17, 2013, the Board of Supervisors approved the 2014 Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement Program for LACERA-administered Medicare Plan enrollees.

For members and eligible dependents who meet the eligibility requirements stated above, the following Medicare Part B Premium reimbursement rates (standard rates) are effective with the December 31, 2013 pay period for January 2014 coverage. The reimbursement, which is non-taxable, is added to the member's net allowance.

2014 L.A. County Medicare Part B Premium
Reimbursement Rates Remain the Same as 2013

2013 Part B Reimbursement 2014 Part B Reimbursement
If you are currently paying this
Part B premium:
You will be reimbursed this amount,
effective January 1, 2014:*

Single Party

  •   $104.90

$104.90

Two Party

  • $209.80

$209.80

*Eligibility requirements must be met.

12/20/13