Online Bill Payment for Medicare Premiums

Social Security is here with tools and information to help you secure today and tomorrow. Did you know that you can pay your Medicare premiums online? If your bank offers the option to pay your bills online, you can use their service to pay for your Medicare premiums bill from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

You, or your representative, must sign up for your bank’s online bill payment process and you can contact your bank directly for assistance. Social Security and CMS are not involved in establishing the online bill pay service with your bank. Before you contact your bank to set up the process, make sure you have the following information available:

  1. Amount of your Medicare premium bill
  2. Account number: Medicare claim number without dashes. You can find this number on the red, white, and blue Medicare card.
  3. Biller name: CMS Medicare Insurance
  4. Biller’s address:

Medicare Premium Collection Center
P.O. Box 790355
St. Louis, MO 63179-0355

You’ll need to tell the bank how much money to deduct from your account to pay for the Medicare premium. You’ll also need to update the amount with your bank whenever there is a change in the Medicare premium amount. This usually happens in January when CMS announces the new Medicare premium rates. You can find more information at Medicare.gov or CMS’s online bill pay webpage.

Remember, CMS does not charge a fee for processing the electronic payments, but in some situations, a bank may charge their customers a fee for using their online bill payment service. If you have any questions about bill pay, please contact your bank or financial institution directly. You can also visit CMS’s  online bill pay for more information on paying your Medicare premiums.

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166 thoughts on “Online Bill Payment for Medicare Premiums

  1. Is there a form to fill out if I don’t want to take my social security yet but that I can take 1/2 of my husband’s social security until I reach the age of 70?

  2. Why does Medicare send a letter each month saying the amount due. That is a waste of money. for the people sending it, the paper , the stamps………. If a person has signed up for online bill pay there is no reason to send a letter each month……………. Maybe once a year but not every month. A small way to save some money.

    • I appreciate the summary they send to me, because one time I was billed for a service and paid it and when I got the summary from Medicare I wasn’t suppose to pay anything. So I called and told the service provider and they sent me my payment back in full.If I hadn’t received a summary that service provider probably would’ve kept my money.

    • Joyce I apologize I had no idea Medicare sent out bills. I misunderstood I thought you were speaking about the summaries they send out. Duh you did say a letter and bill pay. Once again I apologize.

  3. Too bad–your article did not make clear that this payment method was for folks who do not get a Social Security benefit yet. You’ve confused lots of folks.

  4. My Medicare Premium bill that comes in the mail is for 3 months. If I set up the automatic payment, can I do it monthly, instead of every 3 months.

  5. It would be even more helpful to send e-mail reminders 7-10 days before Medicare payment is due AND when it is received.

  6. There was an increase which is called Cola I did not get the increase why is that I thought everyone got an increase

    • If your Part B premium is less than $134.00 per month your Part B is being subsidized by taxes and other recipients. About 70% of folks under Part B do not pay the full premium due to “hold harmless”. This means your net social security payment cannot go down when you do get a COLA. The COLA increase goes to the Part B premium. This also means that 30% of Part B recipients help subsidize the 70% under hold harmless by paying a higher premium to make up the costs of the program. 25% of the cost of Part B must be borne by premiums. The rest is taxes. And if you have higher income, you may have to pay a higher premium as well.

  7. TODAY IS MY ANNIVERSARY SINCE I CAME IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN
    19886–2017.31 YEARS GOD SAVE ME ONE DAY A TIME.

  8. My Medicare and my husband’s ,part A and B has always been deducted from our Social Security benefits then sent to our bank as DIRECT DEPOSIT. Has this changed?

    • I would like to cancel our MEDICARE Plan B. Is there a form to facilitate this ?
      We live out of the country and are not planning to travel up anymore due to our financial situation so wish to cancel the payments to Plan B

      • Hi, Ellen. Thank you for your question. To terminate your enrollment, you will need to submit a signed request for termination or Form CMS-1763. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires, when possible, a personal interview be conducted with everyone who wishes to terminate entitlement. Therefore, we do not offer form CMS-1763 online. Since you are living outside of the U.S., you can contact your local Embassy or Consulate to submit this form. We hope this helps.

        • Allow us to clarify. Our policy requires, when possible, that a personal interview be conducted with everyone who wishes to terminate their Medicare Part B benefits. We can help you submit the required Form “CMS-1763/Request for Termination of Premium Hospital and /or Supplementary Medical Insurance”, or your signed request for termination. However, we need to speak to you personally before we terminate your Medicare benefits to be sure that you fully understand the consequences of doing so. Therefore, we do not offer Form CMS-1763 online.

  9. I am retired & getting a monthly social security check. I received my Medicare card a few months prior to my 65th birthday. My husband still is working full time & has insurance through his work. Why did I automatically get Medicare at age 65? This doesn’t seem right that now almost 1/3 of my social security check if being taken out for my Medicare payments. Initially it was going to be less but due to my husband’s income, the amount shot up toalmost a third of my ss check? Since I am retired, my social security is my main income! Why is my Medicare payment adjusted according to his income as well? We shouldn’t have to pay any Medicare payments since we paid into Medicare while we worked! According to some responses I saw above, we are expected to pay for 70 – 75% of people who didn’t pay in as much or possibly did not ever pay into Medicare! That is not right!!
    My husband turns 65 next year but still plans to work & doesn’t plan to start taking his Social Security until he quits working…probably at 70 years of age! Will he be automatically put on Medicare at 65 & have to pay Medicare month;y premiums? This should be changed!

    • Thank you for sharing your comments Patty. Individuals receiving Social Security retirement benefits, will be automatically enrolled in Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medical Insurance (Part B) at age 65. However, a beneficiary may refuse Medicare Part B, during his or her Initial Enrollment Period, if that beneficiary or the spouse, actively works and has coverage under a group health plan, based on that employment, then he or she doesn’t need Medicare part B until the work activity ends or that health care coverage is dropped. We always suggest that individuals speak to their personnel office, health benefits advisor, or health plan representative to see what’s best for them, and to prevent any penalties or delayed enrollment in the future. Please contact your local Social Security office for further assistance or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

    • Yes, like the SSA representstive said, you do have yo at a very mimimum take an interest in your own finances. Why didn’t you ask your questions when you first got the card? No, instead you wait, and only then complain. You don’t even know what it is you’re complaining about! Here’s an idea, everyone – tske a little responsibility for ypur own life – everything is on the website, both hete and in Medicare.gov – presumably you can use a computer if you’ve figured out how to get to this blog and type out a complaint…

  10. I begin receiving social security in January. How much tax will I have to pay on my monthly benefit? I would like to know how much I will actually receive.

  11. MEDICARE or SSDI, it’s all via the web.
    I am a 100% Service Connected Disabled veteran, I live in Germany with German family and where my military specialty kept me.
    I receive my SSDI check direct deposit to the US Service Credit Union which I we will always be able to use. I use home banking to pay all US, foreign bills and.GE bank. Everything on-line.
    So, will there be a problem, or how should I get MEDICARE ( long term medical care facilities) for what FMP will not pay?

  12. SSI needs to simplify its application and publish an online SSI application form. There are several inefficiencies with the current SSI application form that cause administrative cost growth in excess of 7%. These inefficiencies must be eliminated in the case of in-kind support and maintenance (ISM) rules and made optional in case of a medical diagnosis of permanent disability.

    SSI income verification is done by a person’s social security number under 26USC§6103(7)(D)(iii) of the Internal Revenue Code. SSA has access to the income information and only requires the law to provide confidential information to state agencies who administer certain other welfare programs under Sec. 1137 of the Social Security Act under 42USC1320b-7. The asset limit of $2,000 probably needs to be overruled in theory, although in practice there are so many extremely poor people who need to be prioritized for benefits, it however must be routinely overruled for beneficiaries who manage to save money through free room and board. In-kind support (ISM) of private benefactors needs better respect whereas it is completely competitive with the respected, untaxed, career of homelessness. Charitable givers require better protection from unfair judgment upon free food and housing because social security refuses to enable their beneficiaries to pay their private benefactors market price. Social Security does tend to pay if a person moves out but the law demands social failure and work. ISM is a socially disruptive crime for homelessness against charitable giving and family cohabitation. Whereas all other such work-trade free living relationships are of such little consequence and fragile no “homeless person” ever reported them. If receiving free room and board it is probably better to file as a homeless person from a PO box or representative address.

    SSA needs to cooperate better with institutions to pay and adequately study child benefits to people represented by orphanages and schools. The Treasury needs to stop conspiring with state and local governments charging $2,500 a month, to rob long-term nursing home beneficiaries of all but $30, The tradition of taking of all of any pension received while in the care of the naval hospital must be overruled by up to 70% for the hospital under 24USC§6 as a miscellaneous receipt of the Treasury under §6a. Chapter 6A cannot continue to rob Chapter 7 of Title 42.

    The rich over 65 and ultimately all working Americans with incomes over 150% of the poverty line may come pay their unlawfully extortionate Medicare premiums online. The poor are defecting to Medicaid, and the rich are inflating at such high rates that the 10% premium increase only improves the outlay revenue ratio by about 2.5% in the 2017 Medicare report. The statutory tradition of taking all of any pension abusively conceals the TRICARE medical insurance program the military actually pays with and should not be confused with the ancient “pension” somewhat overruled in Sec. 6A. The taking of all but $30 while in the long-term care of a hospital or nursing facility, needs to be overruled. It would seem that patients are due 30% of their benefits, and nursing homes 70%.

    • They take your money to pay for ALL your living expenses in those places – rent, utilities, all meals, transportation to medical appointment and other places, all medical ecpenses…Frankly, that costs FAR more than the miney they’re “taking” from you LAWFULLY.

  13. The over hauling of Social Scrurity, is somewhat part of the answers, but not all. I am 68 years old. My ssi/ SSA. Are my main source of income, but I get very little amount every month. So when Medicare take’s out for my main payment to part A/B. Which is over 134.00 dollar’s a month. This leve’s me only 755.00 a month to live on. I have to pay rent and other bills also. By the time it’s all paid I only enough for food. So I’ve been looking to go back to work part time in order to somplement my income. I think it’s about time for a rise. Thank you.

  14. Yes there is little to live on when you get social security and pay the bills. To make matters even worse, they pay you on their birthday rule since a certain year they decided to do so. So for those of us, we do not get paid the same day each month. Due to this, utilities and other bills we owe charge late charges which take more money we could use for groceries. I know there are a vast number of people getting SS, but seems they could have chosen federal employees, congress etc who could afford to get paid on the birthday rule, Also agree your article should have said that the auto withdrawal is for people who do not get checks.

    • There are MILLIONS of people in Social Security. The SSA uses less than 4% of everything for administration costs. Maybe you’d rather they chew up all the funds to add staff and hardware so they can customize every payment to every one of those millions, so it’s convenient for you…seriously????

      • Marc, you need to quit being such a smart-#!! in all of your “replies”! Nobody is asking for your negative input, most of these people asking questions are really looking for smart answers, not your condescending, useless input! Keep your unnecessary comments to yourself! Nobody wants your stupid, idiotic replies!

  15. Good Afternoon, I recently got denied and did an appeal. As of right now its under reconsideration and was wondering how long does it take to get a response or letter. Thank you have a great day.

    • Thanks for your question, Donna. In most states, there are four levels in the appeals process. A reconsideration is usually the first level. Typically, the length of time it takes to receive a decision on your reconsideration is about 60 days, but the amount of time could vary from case-to-case. We reevaluate all evidence, plus any additional evidence submitted and make a new decision. If you disagree with the reconsidered decision, you can choose to go to the next level of the appeals process. For more information on the appeals process, read our publication: http://go.usa.gov/BKcB. Also, for follow up you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.

  16. ATTN: Ray Fernandez:
    I wholeheartedly agree with previous comment of Jo on August 7th!!

    I would find it very helpful budget wise if instead of receiving Social Security payment on 2nd Wednesdays (which could be anywhere from the 8th to 14th of the month), payment could be one fixed date; say the 8th or 10th of each month. Rent and utilities bills are not due on revolving dates of the month. I understand that not everyone can be paid on the 1st (or 3rd) of the month but it’s really trying to get bills paid on time with Social Security being paid on somewhat random dates.

  17. My wife’s Social Security Benefits payment will start next month. However, last month she paid her quarterly Medicare Part B premium in advance. Will SSA deduct Medicare Part B premium from her next benefit payment

    • Hello Larry. Thank you for your question. For your security, we do not maintain access to anyone’s personal information via this medium. We ask that members in our Blog community continue to work with their local servicing office with questions that pertain specifically to their cases. You may also contact us at: 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and speak to one of our representatives. We hope this helps.

  18. all the crazy paper went in garbage non business and junk box of crook junk like tax fraud by there web page non Treasury .i am ssi female and male mate ssdi with children

  19. since my mom made move here i had to leave spouse papper work.i do not live building out of million people
    that was 7/14 where stopped moving here non payment non treasury,i had it check at marianna fl /book is pure wage earner .

  20. I need the form to authorize SSA to take out my Medicare Advantage plan premium. Where can I get this? Can I have it emailed to me or is it on line somewhere?

  21. I receive my Social Security disbursement via direct deposit to my bank. A few months ago I turned 65, and you automatically reduced my disbursement by the monthly premium amount of original Medicare, which I choose to accept at the time. The Medicare enrollment period starts Oct. 15, and I’m thinking of taking one of the private-sector Medicare services (through Humana or other company). There is no monthly premium for the services I’m looking at. If I enroll in one of those, will the current Medicare deduction from my SS continue?

  22. Is the Medicare premium withheld from the benefit check for the next month or the current month?
    Concrete example:
    I did file-and-suspend, so have been paying the Medicare premium bill monthly. I have a premium bill for November, due Oct 25. If my first SS check is received in October, does it pay the November premium?

    • Thank you for your question, Bill. Medicare Part B premiums are paid in advance. Meaning that you pay the premium for the month of November in October. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents for further guidance and assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  23. My mother receives medicare A & B and also has Tricare insurance. She recently received notification she is no longer eligible for assistance from her state to help with copays, premium, etc. Does she need to contact Social Sec. to inform them of this change in order to have her part B premium deducted every month monthly or does the state notify Social Security?

  24. In April, at a “Medicare” Seminar (hosted by an independant marketer), we were told that my husband had to get off my insurance and take Medicare B or Medicare Advantage because he turned 65 (in April). He is retired (independant contractor). When I took the Retirement training class in June, I learned that he could haved stayed on my insurance until I retire ( I am a Federal Employee). He was originally on my insurance until they told us he had to take Medicare Benefits. How do we stop the premiums being taken out of his SS Retirement Check, so that I can get him back on my insurance?

  25. I need to know how much I owe for my medicare for 2017. My social security is held each month to pay for my Medicare and at the end of October or first of November I have to pay the difference. I have misplaced my bill for this amount and need to know how much I owe and where to send it or can I pay it on line.

    • Hi, Carolyn. For security reasons, we do not have access to personal records via this blog. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, one of our agents will assist you. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  26. A question for Ray Fernandez:
    I started receiving Medicare at age 65, so I’ve been paying my Medicare premiums when I receive quarterly bills in the mail. Now, having reached age 66, I’ll start receiving Social Security benefits next month. Therefore, SS will start deducting my Medicare premiums from my SS benefits. I’ve already paid my Medicare premiums for November and December, yet SS apparently will be deducting the amount of those premiums from my benefits. How do I obtain a refund of my previous payments for Nov. and Dec.? Will SS automatically refund those premium payments, or do I need to take some action? If the refund will be automatic (no action required on my part), when can I expect to receive it? I’ve arranged to receive my SS benefits via direct deposit to my checking account. Will the refund of my Medicare-premium overpayment be direct-deposited into the same account? Thank you for your assistance.

    • Hi Joan. Unfortunately, the questions regarding your Medicare premiums is a bit more complex than we can answer in this forum. For security reasons, we do not have access to information about your personal account in this venue. One of our agents should be able to provide you with an explanation and answer your questions about this matter. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day, or later in the week. Thanks!

  27. I need a letter telling how much is deducted for Medicare for Tower Watson our third party intermediary. This allows me to do recurring Premium Reimbursement with my bank. This is done every year to make it easier for all of us. Thank you

    • Hi Geri. If you need proof you get Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security (SSI) Income or Medicare, you can request a benefit verification letter online by using your my Social Security account. If you need additional assistance, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!
      Just a reminder – We do not have access to personal information in this venue. Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels.

  28. Reply to Ray Fernandez:
    I just phoned Social Security and was told the wait time was one hour and 15 minutes. That’s unreasonable. My Nov. 15 (1:53 pm) question (above) about refunds of Medicare premiums that an individual has previously paid and then also had deducted from her SS benefits is a general one. Therefore, I don’t see why you can’t answer it.

    • Hi Joan, we are sorry to hear that you are having difficulty reaching someone by phone. We are experiencing higher than normal call volume.
      Usually, refunds for (excess) Medicare premium-payments, are made automatically within 60 to 90 days. Payments should go directly to your checking account. Each case may be different, this is why we recommend that you contact and speak to one of our representatives directly, for confirmation.
      Representatives at our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will experience a shorter wait time when you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  29. When will we get a new statement of the amount we will be getting for the new year? Also how much comes out of SS check to cover are medicare?

    • Hi Sheryl. If you’re referring to the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) notices for 2018, these notices are mailed during the month of December. Information about Medicare changes for 2018, when announced, will be available at http://www.medicare.gov.

    • Hi Patricia, if you already receive Social Security or SSI benefits and you have a bank account, you can sign up for Direct Deposit by:
      •starting or changing Direct Deposit online (Social Security benefits only), or
      • contacting your bank, credit union or savings and loan association, or
      • calling Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), or
      Consider the Direct Express® debit card as another viable option.

  30. I am trying to find out what my medicare premium bill is. I have not received a bill for over a month. I have tried to locate online and am unable to find it. Will I get a bill or statement at some point?

    • Hi Mark. If you get Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) or Civil Service benefits, your Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) premiums will get deducted from your benefit payment. If you don’t get Social Security payments, RRB, or Civil Service benefits, you’ll get a bill called a “Medicare Premium Bill” (CMS-500).
      Normally, if your premium is late, you’ll get a second bill-notice reminding you to pay your premium. Visit http://www.medicare.gov for more information.
      If you have specific questions about your bill or the status of your Medicare coverage, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day, or later in the week, thanks.

  31. Hi,
    I’ve been trying to pay for my Part B premium online but the only option I have is to set up the payment with my financial institution. I received a delinquent notice and I had to pay it by 11/25/17 or my Part B of Medicare is going to be cancelled 11/30/17. I haven’t had a chance to make the payment because I didn’t understand how the premium worked until I spoke to an independent agent that explained to me in detail how it works. I work from 7 am to 4 pm. So I can’t make it to the nearest Social Security office because I miss the hours of operation for the SS office. I can send the payment via mail but my concern is that my Part B will get cancelled because my premium is delinquent. How am I guaranteed the it won’t get cancelled if I make the payment now that it’s past due? I would like for someone to please contact me. I need some help with this matter.

    Thank you!

  32. may I have a list of all of my receipts since July 1? aaaaaaaI was in the hospital for awhile and didn’t get them. But it is very important that I have the receipts from July.1. to /september 30. 2017.

  33. I just switched to mvp advantage plan—$172.20 per month. -I received letter from social security and they said $ 191.20 would be deducted . Called mvp and medicare and they don’t know why’. .Been trying for 2 days to reach sov.sec.but always say call back tomorrow we”re busy. Do they charge to take it out or what.. ? I HAVE complete coverage from FEB retiree policy now but too exprensive.How come ddifference?

    • We’re sorry that you had difficulty reaching someone by phone. We may have been experiencing higher than normal call volume. Unfortunately and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this venue. When calling our toll free number, you may have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Representatives at our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or you can contact your local Social Security office directly. Thanks.

  34. I received a letter in the mail stating that you were not taking out monthly insurance payments for drug cost I have new insurance for drug cost threw blue cross and blue shield I want this taken out of my monthly income along with the cost of medicare

    • Hi Carol. Unfortunately and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. One of our representatives should be able to assist you with this matter. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or visit your local Social Security office. Thanks!

    • Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  35. I understand that I can continue to pay my Medicare premiums and secondary privately without having it taken out of my social security check. Correct,

    • Hi Virginia, if you receive Social Security benefits, we will automatically deduct the Medicare Part B premium from your monthly payments. For further assistance, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  36. I haven’t received my Medicare premium bill for January 2018.
    It usually arrives around the 8th of the month. When will it be sent out?

  37. I recently enrolled in Medicare Part A & B. When I got my premium notice, I set up the payment thru my credit union’s bill pay service. I entered an incorrect medicare account number (1 incorrect digit) and authorized the payment. I just received another premium notice and realized my error.

    I contacted both my credit union and Medicare. All that Medicare says they can do is open an “escalation case” which will take at least 7 calendar days (not counting weekends) for someone to follow up with me.

    Since I know the account number that the funds were originally sent to, it would seem to be relatively straight forward to correct this errant payment and apply it to my correct medicare account number. Apparently not.

    My most recent statement says that my medicare will be CANCELLED on 12/31/17 if payment is not made.

    HELP! What can I do to get this (my) error resolved?

  38. I should have received a bill in the US mail for my Part B Medicare premium. I will not collect SS until July, 2018, so I pay the premiums direct. I can send my premium through my credit union’s bill pay service. But can you tell me if there is a bill (lost in the mail) with my private information on it? I know you need more info to check on this. What phone number shall I call?

    • Hi Marilyn, you can call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213, for assistance in your case. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day. To learn more about how you can pay for your Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B premiums visit http://www.medicare.gov.
      We hope this helps!

  39. I just want to paid my Medicare supplement bill for next quarter. Please have someone from billing to call me (805)217-9508.

    • Hi Thomas. Please visit http://www.medicare.gov to learn of ways to pay for your Medicare Part A & Part B premiums.
      Just a reminder – We do not have access to personal information, therefore, we do not call or do direct messaging in this venue. Please be cautious about posting personal information on any social media channels. Thanks!

  40. My wife’s SSA Benefit based on my account was $129. a month. She was born February 17, 1953. As of February 1 she will be eligible for Medicare Parts A & B.
    Part B premium is $134. so she (we) will be billed the difference and her wife’s benefit will stop starting January 2018. All understood. However, we have been notified with billing date of 26 Dec. that she will be billed $27.50 due by April 20, 2018. Please explain the arithmetic behind this since the difference is $5. a month, and what period does the $27.50 cover

    • Hi James. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  41. I want to contact my bank re auto pay, however I cannot find my Medicare card. Isn’t the claim number the same as my social security number? If not how can I get the number so I can give it to my bank?
    Thank you.

    • Hi Elaine. If you receive benefits on your own record, your Medicare claim number is your Social Security number followed by the letter A. The letter identifier changes if you receive benefits on someone else’s record.
      If your Medicare card was lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can ask for a replacement by using your online my Social Security account.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. We hope this helps!

  42. If I paid to the medicare part B IN ERROR ON LINE and was not supposed to PAY.
    I get Social security benefits after being reduced automatically by the premium part B amount.
    HOW CAN I GET THE REFUND OF THE AMOUNT SENT in error to the CMS medicare insurance in St Louis ,MO

  43. I want to pay my Medicare part B premium monthly. I sent the first payment for January 2018 on Dec 29th. It was received the 3rd according to a Medicare agent.
    Today I got a bill for Jan-April premiums totaling $536.00. Since I already paid for January can I continue to have my bank send monthly payments prior to the beginning of the next month?
    I am still in my initial enrollment period.

    • Hi Kathleen! Visit http://www.medicare.gov for more information on ways to pay your Medicare bill. If you need further assistance, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  44. My Medicare is scheduled to begin on February 1, 2018. I don’t know what the premiums are or how I am supposed to go about paying them. I imagine that I probably overlooked that information while being excited over receiving my card. I would be happy to set up online payments. Can you help me with this?

    • Under current law, if you get Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, or Office of Personnel Management benefits, your Part B premium will be automatically deducted from your benefit payment. If you don’t get these benefit payments, you’ll get a bill. Visit http://www.Medicare.gov for more information. Thanks!

  45. I usually receive my Medicare premium bill by the 10th of the month with payment by the 25th. I have yet to a bill for January 2018.

    My Medicare Number: 458623608TA

    • Hi Paige, please call 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. Thanks!

  46. I MAILED my recent payment on JAN 13, 2018.

    1) How can I verify that it has been received any my Visa acct. charged?

    2) Does SSA/Medicare notify me if they don’t receive timely payment or payment is delinquent?

    • Hello Maria. If you sign up for Part B and you don’t get Social Security benefits, you’ll get a “Medicare Premium Bill”. You will also receive notifications remind you to make payments. For more information visit http://www.medicare.gov
      For further assistance and to see if your payment was posted, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  47. I was told today by Medicare that Social Security is not paying my Part B Medicare premium and that I owe $2186.30 in past due premiums. How is this possible? My Part B premiums were always deducted. Last year I had IRMA and paid the extra amount in one lump payment for Part B and a monthly check of 13.30 for the extra Part D amount..

    • Please visit http://www.medicare.gov for information on this topic.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  48. I need to get a copy of the Medicare part b statement for my employer. I have been paying through direct payment. could you please send my Medicare part b statement.

  49. When should I request benefit payments at age 66 which will be 08/10/2017?
    I paid for my medicare coverage in 2017, did I pay all that was owed? How much did I pay?
    In 2018, how much will my cost be? When will it be auto paid, (I signed up for it) how much & how often will it be deducted from my bank?
    Thank you.

    • Thank you for contacting us, Suzanne. Our system is set up to take applications three months in advance. Keep in mind that Social Security benefits are paid the month after they are due. So, for instance, if you want your benefits to begin with the month of August, you will receive your first benefit payment in September.
      To help you plan for the future, you can use our Retirement Planner. Remember, when the time comes, you can apply for your benefits online.
      Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your questions about your Medicare premium payments.
      One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance.
      Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.

  50. I currently have direct debit for my medicare. I’m starting social security payments on march 1st 2018. How do I stop the direct debit since they will be deducting it from my check?

  51. Hi,
    I have pension from federal CS. What is the process to have my medicare payments deducted from my monthly pension?
    Thanks.

    • Hi Laura, if you’re a Civil Service retiree and NOT entitled to Social Security, your Medicare premiums will be deducted from your Civil Service annuity. If this isn’t happening, call 1-800-MEDICARE.
      Also, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents for more details. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. You will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day. Thanks!

  52. My Social Security Medicare part B automatic payment was suspended by a letter to my home in California and I do not know why as the letter stated only that they were going to reimburse the remaining funds to my Social Security account and I do not know why Medicare has done this as I need this part B coverage as I have a ongoing condition I am out of the United States at this time bringing my family to U.S.A.

    • Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  53. I am currently paying 2 payments per month of $134.00 ea. Why am I paying 2 payments for this amount?
    claim number is XXX-XX-XXXXXT
    Jack Stafford
    Ph 469-387-7826 or 972-977-6070

    • Hello Jack. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. Thanks!

  54. How do I find out why I no longer receive bills from you for my medicare Insurance and how much I may have OVERPAID in the previous months?

    • Hello Michael, you need to speak to a Social Security representative. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact your local office. Thanks.

  55. Right now , I am with Tricare which I pay $ 380. a year . Now I will be 65 in 2 mths then I start paying $134 a mth that’s $1,608 a year . My social security is only $792 . That pays my mortgage , HOA and other things . How am I supposed to lived on this . Any suggestions ??? And I am diabetic using insulin . Would like to go back to go back to work but can not cause of health reason . Trying to survive here .
    What are the steps to getting all of this the right way .
    To get my Medicare A & B , so where do I apply for this or what office to I go to get this all started . To have health coverage . Medicare is to expensive and then confusing . Need an advice and help .

    • Hello Quiera. Individuals receiving retirement benefits are automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B at age 65. However, because you must pay a premium for Part B coverage, you do have the option of turning it down. We always suggest that individuals speak to their health benefits advisor, or health plan representative to see what’s best for them, and to prevent any penalties or delayed enrollment in the future. In your case, if you have coverage under a program from the Department of Defense, your health benefits may change or end when you become eligible for Medicare. You should contact the Department of Defense or a military health benefits advisor for information before you decide whether to enroll in Medicare medical insurance.
      To learn more about the Medicare enrollment periods and other important information visit http://www.Medicare.gov. For specific questions about your case, call 1-800-772-1213, M-F between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and ask a representative to assist you, or you can contact your local Social Security office directly. We hope this helps!

  56. could there be an easy answer for getting my Medicare premium BILL online. I see how I can pay it online, but what if I don’t know how much to pay and can’t find the mailed one. IS THE BILL ONLY MAILED? Or is there some magic way to find MY BILL, online. Thanks much for your help.

  57. Hello, my name is Jumelys L. Moreno-Bosman, and I am trying to set up and send my Medicare payments with the bank, but I’d rather have Medicare make automatic deductions from my account instead. Is it possible? Also, I don’t know how much I have to pay. Could someone enlighten me on that? I have to start payments on May 1, 2018 for the first time. Thank you, Jumelys

  58. Hello,
    I am Raymond King. I was trying to pay my Medicare premium online today, however I can’t find a way to do that. I also would like to change my premiums to monthly. The first day of the month. Could you please help me?

  59. This is NOT “ONLINE BILL PAYMENT FOR MEDICARE PREMIUMS.” “Online Bill Payment” would mean there was one website where a person enrolled in Medicare could view and pay their premiums. It’s not rocket science; any retailer with an online bill payment system could show SSA how to do it. As someone who uses computers in my law practice and to deal with my personal credit cards, I’m appalled at how utterly out of date the technology on the SSA and CMS sites is.

  60. WHY IS MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON MY MEDICARE CARD? CAN I GET A CARD THAT DOES NOT HAVE MY SS # ON THE CARD?

    • Hello John, the good news is that a new Medicare card is coming, one that will no longer display a cardholder’s SSNs. Please contact: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at 1-800-633-4227 (TTY 1-877-486-2048) for additional information or other questions about this matter. Thanks!

  61. I have been trying for over a year to get a refund, for double payment made to medicare. I had prepaid for medicare while I was still working. Once I retired medicare took the payment out of my SS check. Therefore medicare had been paid twice. I have called and gone to SS office. And still have heard nothing. Kindly contact me so we can resolve this matter.

    • We apologize for this inconvenience, Richard. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog.
      Please continue working with your local office. You can request to speak with the manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day. Thanks!

  62. I paid 3 months for Medicare to start on my American Express. I signed up for SS and was told the payments would be taken out of my monthly checks and the 3 months on my Amex would be refunded. It wasn’t. I called and was put on hold and told they would call me back, they didn’t.

    • We apologize for the inconveniences, Ron. The time it takes to process your Medicare premiums refund, can vary. It depends on when the payment was made in conjunction with the time your application for retirement benefits was processed. It also depends on the beneficiary’s payment cycle or payment date. However, the refund is almost automatically. You cannot be charged a double Medicare premium for any particular month.
      Please continue working with your local office. You can request to speak with the manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.
      We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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