Typically, you will be enrolled in Part A (hospital) insurance at no charge with working credits. Please contact the Office of Pensions if you do not qualify for free Part A insurance.
There is a monthly premium cost for Part B (medical) insurance. In order to remain under the State of Delaware Pension Group insurance you are responsible to maintain Part B enrollment and pay Part B monthly premiums to the SSA. The Office of Pensions is not responsible for your Part B enrollment and/or payment of your monthly Part B premiums. Failure to maintain Medicare Part A and B enrollment with the SSA will result in termination of medical and prescription drug coverage.
- The monthly cost and payment arrangement for Part B monthly premiums is determined by and paid directly to the SSA. Part B premiums are not deducted from your pension payment. If the SSA determines that you are a high-income earner, a higher Part B premium and an additional premium for enrollment in a qualified Part D prescription plan is charged. This an Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). You are responsible to pay all required amounts directly to the SSA. Failure to pay will result in the termination of coverage of medical and prescription drug coverage.