As a Basic Option member enrolled in Medicare Part A and B, you can get reimbursed up to $800 per calendar year for paying your Medicare Part B premiums. Each eligible active or retired member on a contract, including covered spouses, can get their own $800 reimbursement.
You will need your 4-digit ID code. Your ID code is a combination of your day of birth (DD) and the last 2 digits of your SSN. For example, if you were born on the 8th day of the month and the last 2 digits of your SSN are 12, your ID code is 0812.
After you register, you will get 24/7 access to your account and you will be able to receive important updates and alerts.
You will not need to re-register every year. Simply log in using your existing username and password.
No matter how you decided to submit your claim, you must provide proof of your Medicare Part B premium payment. Examples include:
Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) statement or Annuity Statement
A copy of a credit card statement*
A copy of a bank statement*
Submit a claim
There are 4 ways to submit your claim. You have until December 31 of the following benefit year to submit your claim for reimbursement. (For example, if you paid your 2019 Medicare Part B premiums, you have until December 31, 2020 to submit your claim).
Make sure your submitted documents include the five following pieces of information as required by the IRS:
Date of payment
Provider name (which is Medicare in this case)
Proof of payment
There are no restrictions on how you can use your $800 reimbursement. Most claims will be reviewed within one to two business days after they have been received. Upon approval, you will receive reimbursement by direct deposit or check, depending on how you set up your account.
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