City Retirees: Notice RE Medicare Part B Recipients

Date: Dec 02, 2021


If you are a City retiree currently receiving health reimbursements for Medicare Part B premiums, you should have recently received a letter in the mail from SDCERS. The Medicare Part B premiums are increasing from $148.50 to $170.10 per month, beginning in January 2022. In order for you to be reimbursed at the higher rate, you must submit the 2022 Benefit Verification Letter to SDCERS, confirming the changes to your premiums.
To obtain your 2022 Benefit Verification Letter, visit, and from the homepage sign in or sign up for a personal “my Social Security” account. Once you’ve accessed your account, follow the instructions to access your Benefit Verification Letter. You can also call your local Social Security office.
We are anticipating a large number of submissions this year due to the premium increase. If you submit all of the proper paperwork to SDCERS by January 10, 2022, we will attempt to have the new premium amount reflected on your January 2022 pension benefit payment. If your paperwork is received after this date or we were unable to process your request timely, then the adjusted reimbursement amount will be included in the following payroll cycle once all required documentation is received.
You may submit your 2022 Benefit Verification Letter to SDCERS in the following ways:

  • Fax a copy to: (858) 581-5314

  • Mail a copy to: 401 West A Street, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92101 Attn: Health

  • E-mail a scanned copy to:

IMPORTANT: If you submit your Benefit Verification Letter (and/or any other health-related paperwork) via email, please be sure any attachments are in PDF format only. You should receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours of your email submission; however, if you do not receive this confirmation email, it does not mean we didn’t receive your email. First, please check your spam or junk folder to see if the confirmation email ended up there.
Please refrain from calling us to confirm that your Benefit Verification Letter has been received, as the staff who answer the phones are also processing the documents, and additional phone calls may cause delays. If you believe you provided us with timely documentation, but are not reimbursed the increased amount in your January 2022 pension payment, then please contact us in February.

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