TN 22 (11-01)
HI 01001.320 Refund of Excess Medicare Premiums--Voluntary Termination
For beneficiaries whose benefits are not payable because of a suspension event and for uninsured beneficiaries, the majority of the premiums are collected quarterly. Some of these enrollees pay premiums a year in advance. If an enrollee voluntarily terminates his/her entitlement so that his/her coverage ends before the last month for which he/she has paid premiums, the excess premiums received may be refunded only as indicated below, with priority in the order shown:
A. POLICY--PREMIUMS PAID BY GROUP PAYER
Excess premiums paid by a group payer (employer, union, etc.) will be refunded in accordance with HI 01001.240.
B. POLICY--PREMIUMS PAID BY ENROLLEE
Where the enrollee paid his/her own premiums, the excess premiums will be refunded to him/her. (See HI 01001.040 if the enrollee is a monthly benefit recipient.) No request for refund will be necessary, as his/her request for termination will be deemed an application for any excess premiums on his/her account.