Online Bill Payment for Medicare Premiums

man smiling and looking at laptop 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 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.


575 thoughts on “Online Bill Payment for Medicare Premiums

  1. Yes, my adjusted gross income for 2018 was $112,000.00
    and Medicare is charging me $144.60 PLUS ANOTHER $144.60 per month, claiming I am in the high income category. Is this a scham or what, while all the material(s) that I can find on medicare says that my premium is $144.60 per month. I think perhaps some shanigans are taking place at the SSA/Medicare program. Please respond and tell me what you think, or should I contact the office of the OIG?

  2. I have not received my medicare premium bill for month July, August and September .
    I am not sure if I get penalized for not sending the bill or SSA has not mail the bill yet.

  3. I have tried to resolve the issue of my medicare premiums by calling 1 800 772 1213. Although I have been paying my premiums on time through online banking, I have been penalized as delinquent and am now threatened with the loss of medicare coverage. I have contacted my bank and discovered that though the bank has submitted my first payment on time, the payment was not processed until nearly two months later. Yet I am being told that I am not paying on time. I talked to one agent who was very pleasant but did not resolve this issue. I tried talking to two other agents at the aforementioned number and they were rude and combative. I asked to speak to a supervisor but was informed that there are no supervisors as agents are working from home. One agent told me that she would put me on hold. She did and returned to the phone at which time we had a better conversation. The last agent I talked to wouldn’t even let me fully explain my dilemma before she simply hung up. I would like to speak to someone who can resolve this premium issue. Thank you.

    • Hi there. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. You can call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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