Online Bill Payment for Medicare Premiums

August 3, 2017 • By

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Last Updated: August 3, 2017

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.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. jong w.

    my mother have medicare part b.
    i want make auto payment
    please send to me form and driction

  2. christian m.

    i only date red eagle ssi and ssdi case

  3. christian m.

    i shoud had book at lynn haven fl and baby hospital out florida in grove street babys

  4. christian m.

    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 .

  5. christian m.

    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

  6. christian m.

    i moved from grove street hendersonville i have last ssi payment for landlord sold 97 piney ridge rd .i took my ssi book rip page .Treasury .never payed i transfer in marianna florida.i was heart broke

  7. Larry

    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

    • Kenny O.

      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.

  8. Gloria M.

    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.

  9. Donna S.

    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.

    • Ray F.

      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: 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.

  10. Jo

    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.

    • Marc

      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????

      • Kymberly B.

        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!

        • Cindy

          Thank you Kymberly! Marc, between all the flavors of SSXX, MedicXXXX, and layers of changes and exceptions, it is difficult at best to navigate through what applies to millions of different situations. I often get 4-5 different answers from 4-5 different SS reps responding to a single question.

          • Cindy

            Bottom line: You are not being helpful.

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