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Medicare Part B 2021 reimbursements

Medicare Part B 2021 reimbursements were scheduled to be distributed in mid-April 2022.

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IRMAA 2021 reimbursement

IRMAA reimbursement applications for 2021 are available on the city's Office of Labor Relations website.

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Retirees to stay in current health plans

Medicare-eligible UFT retirees will remain in their current health plans for the time being after a state judge’s ruling triggered a delay in the launch of the New York City Medicare Advantage Plus Plan.

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Judge issues ruling on health care plans

While the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan is sound, the program has suffered from serious implementation problems and poor legal arguments, particularly on the part of the city. Given the judge’s order today, the UFT is withdrawing its support for starting the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan on April 1. 

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Retiree optional rider checks to be mailed in March

UFT retirees will be receiving an increased Optional Rider reimbursement at the beginning of March. Checks are mailed to most retirees automatically.

Confirmation of MSK participation in NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan

A New York Daily News article about the new NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan published on Jan. 21 suggested inaccurately that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center would not be in network.

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Leaving the NYC area?

If you are moving outside the New York City metropolitan area, we have RTC coordinators in sections across the country that can help you.

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NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan update

Under the supervision of a state court judge, the city and the administrators of the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan have been working hard to improve the flow of information to city retirees and medical providers about the new plan’s procedures and benefits. The judge ruled on Dec. 14 that the new plan will take effect on April 1. 

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SHIP 2022 premium notices

The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2022 premium notices will be sent in early January to retirees who have not elected to pay premiums via automatic pension deductions.