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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 for 2018, the Part B premium amount for most Medicare beneficiaries will change to ($130.00) who are held “harmless.” There will not be a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to Social Security benefits, therefore, the hold harmless provision will apply to most individuals in 2018, according to CMS. Medicare beneficiaries not subject to the hold harmless provision will pay a slightly higher standard rate ($134.00 per month). Higher income Medicare enrollees who filed an individual (or married and filing separately) 2016 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.

Good news! On January 16, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved the 2018 Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement for eligible retirees and their eligible dependents. For more information, please view the 2018 Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement Notice.

Who to Contact with Questions

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