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MEDICARE PART B PREMIUM REIMBURSEMENT

2019 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-HealthSpring Preferred with Rx (available in Maricopa County and Apache Junction, Pinal County, AZ), 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 that the standard Part B premium amount in 2019 will be $135.50. Most people will pay the standard Part B premium amount. If your modified adjusted gross income as reported on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago is above a certain amount, you'll pay the standard premium amount and an Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). IRMAA is an extra charge added to your premium. Read more about Medicare Premium Amounts for Persons with Higher Income Levels.

Good news! On December 18, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved the 2019 Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement for eligible retirees and their eligible dependents. For more information, please view the 2019 Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement Notice and Part B Verifications - Sample copies.

Who to Contact with Questions

  • LACERA Retiree Healthcare Division
  • Telephone: (800) 786-6464, Press 1, or (626) 564-6132.
  • Fax: (626) 564-6155 Email: healthcare@lacera.com, or sign-in to My LACERA at lacera.com

12/28/18