Certification for SMI premium deductions from the civil service annuity applies to
beneficiaries who are entitled to Medicare only. These are:
insured and age 65 or older (BIC-T)
deemed insured for Medicare only (BIC-T)
insured based on Medicare Qualified Government Employment (BIC-TA) and
uninsured age 65 or older (BIC- M).
The policy also applies to special age-72 claimants (BIC-J or K) who are entitled
to SMI and are in total suspense because of Government pension offset, or whose monthly
benefit payment is less than the SMI premium. (See SM 00550.010 for information on
BICs and type of payment).
RSDI beneficiaries are subject to SMI premium withholding from their monthly benefit.
During periods of suspense, for work or other reasons, the beneficiary makes direct
If a Civil Service annuitant, entitled to a social security benefit, but not receiving
payment because of, e.g., government pension offset, wants the Part B premium deducted
from the Civil Service annuity, he or she may wish to withdraw the monthly benefits
portion of the application and be entitled to “HI only.” (This procedure is explained further in HI 00801.022 C. and HI 01001.190 B.)