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 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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598 thoughts on “Online Bill Payment for Medicare Premiums

  1. Hi, Good Morning
    I will like to make payment plan for my actual bill of Medicare Premium bill
    My Medicare # 4AH0H05MW12 , Please let know is this is possible , I’m unemployed at this moment.
    Please contact me at mcabreja@live.com

  2. When does the deduction of Medicare B premium occur for the first time you are eligible. Is it the month in which turn eligible for Part B? And is it only one month premium?

    • Hi Lois, thank you for using our blog. 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 starting with the month of eligibility.

      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). Medicare offers four ways to pay your Medicare bill.

      If you have additional questions, please call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact 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.

  3. I have Enrolled in a medicare advantage plan with United Healthcare. and on yesterday 08/31/2020 i recieved a letter from ssa that i will be charged 144.60 for my medical . I dont think i should be paying this. Thanks

  4. I need to appeal medicare part B . They have been charging me 144$ since February 1st.. i was in prison at that time. I got out August 1st. I should not have to pay that money and need to know how to stop them from taking my check

    • Hi Brian, thanks for using our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact 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

  5. Why is there two extra payments being taken out of my first social security check? I turned 65 in August 2020 and delayed receiving my first check until Sept. 2020. Therefore, the medicare costs that should be deducted from my first check would be for Aug., Sept., and October. But I received noticed that they are deducting for August – December. (five payments instead of three)
    Why? What can I do?

    • Hi Debra, thanks for using our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact 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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