Medicare Reimbursement Information for Siletz Tribal Members
What: The Siletz tribe reimburses any Siletz tribal member for their Medicare B (Hospital) and D (Pharmacy) premiums.
How: Forward a copy of the letter you receive from Social Security or your Part D coverage provider that states how much they will deduct or you will have to pay monthly for your premium to:
Siletz Community Health Clinic
Attn: Sara Bell-Tellez
P.O. Box 320
Siletz, OR 97380
Once you have submitted your paperwork you will receive your reimbursement on the 1st of the following month however you receive your elder’s stipend – paper check or direct deposit (if you are not an elder please let Sara know how you would like to be reimbursed; if you would like direct deposit please include a blank “voided” check with your letter).
In case of any change in cost of premium you must provide a copy of your new letter with updated premium information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you back reimburse?
No, we do not back pay; reimbursement starts the month after paperwork is submitted.
Do you reimburse for Medicare supplements?
No, only for the cost of the Medicare B and D premiums.
Will I receive a 1099 for taxes?
No, it is a reimbursement program and not a payment, per capita, etc. so a 1099 is not needed.