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Since 2007, Medicare members whose taxable income
exceeds a certain threshold have been charged more than the
standard Part B and Part D monthly premiums, in accordance with a
surcharge schedule. The acronym for that extra charge is IRMAA,
which stands for Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount. This
year the income threshold is $85,000 for individuals and $170,000
for couples filing joint tax returns.
The NYC Health Benefits Program will reimburse the
amount of the Medicare Part B IRMAA increase. The reimbursement
claim form and instructions are available in the Forms section of this
website. However, the IRMAA surcharge for Medicare Part D is not
The rules and rates for Higher-Income Medicare
Beneficiaries are available on the Social Security Administration
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