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Information for Medicare Eligible Retirees

Why Apply

Once a retiree, spouse, or domestic partner reaches age 65, he/she may want to apply for Medicare Part A and B as soon as they become eligible because the healthcare provider becomes the secondary payer for them. He/she may also incur a penalty of 10% of premium per year for not signing up for Medicare, Part B, when first eligible to do so.

Open enrollment is now closed. 

Please contact Member Services when you become Medicare eligible and recieve your Medicare Card.

Members can reach DCRB Member Services in a variety of ways:

  • Email us at DCRB.benefits@dc.gov
  • Call us at 202-343-3272
  • Fax us at (202) 566-5001
  • Send mail* to us at:

District of Columbia Retirement Board
Attn: Member Services Center
900 7th Street NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC  20001