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. Judy L.

    I mailed in my Medicare payment check around June 30, 2020. I have no idea if Medicare received my payment. There is no indication on any of my bank statements showing that the check was cashed or if they received my payment.
    How doI find out if they received my payment? My Medicare number is 5G90-T54-PC00.

  2. MARIA D.

    My husband bought Medicare Part A Premium for its half amount when he got between 33 to 39 earned credits. It was at 07/2018.
    He continuous paying the Medicare Part A until the moment when he applied for retirement benefits at 03/2020.
    My question is if the amount of Part A premium paid beyond he got the 40 credits should be refunded.

  3. Mary N.

    My social security is due to start in October after my 66th birthday in September. I understand Medicare Premiums will be withheld from my check. My current bill is for 9/1/20 -11/30/20. Do I pay just the September portion of this bill.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Mary, thanks for using our blog. If you have any questions about your Medicare premium bill, call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE. We hope this helps!

  4. Mark M.

    I have received Medicare Premium Bill, and not sure it is automatic payment or ??

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Mark, thank you for your question. If you receive Social Security benefits, we will automatically deduct the Medicare Part B premium from your monthly payments. See Medicare’s Online Bill Payment web page for details when premiums are not automatically deducted. We hope this helps!

  5. Roger D.

    Please provide my new address to Medicare!
    113 White Oak Street
    Thomson GA 30824

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Roger. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can create a my Social Security account to change your address online.

      If you get SSI, do not have a U.S. mailing address, or are unable to change your address online, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778 or 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.

      If you do not receive Social Security benefits, SSI or Medicare, you do not need to change your address with us.

  6. Robert B.

    I signed up for Medicare Plan B by mistake. I do not need Plan B as I am still covered by my employer. They said I need to sign a cancellation form — where is that form on your website?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Robert, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to terminate Medicare Part B. We hope this helps!

  7. Niks

    there are a lots of people who need this information for online payment of medicare. Thanks for sharing this info.

  8. Dickerson

    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.

    • Vonda V.

      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.

  9. masood k.

    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.

  10. Frankie B.

    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?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Frankie, thank you for using our blog. To determine if you’ll pay higher premiums, Social Security uses the most recent federal tax return the IRS provides to us. If you must pay higher premiums, we use a sliding scale to make the adjustments, based on your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). Your MAGI is your total adjusted gross income and tax-exempt interest income.

      To learn more, check out the Medicare Premiums: Rules For Higher-Income Beneficiaries web page. We hope this helps!

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