Medicare

Online Bill Payment for Medicare Premiums

August 3, 2017 • By

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 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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  1. Ruth Days

    Hi, I just spoke to a telephone customer service rep ask if there would be a penality for not signing up for Plan C. He advised me there were some premiums that were free. He referred me to ssa.gov, go to the search option and ask for 2021 Medicare Advantage Plans and a list would pop up showing the plans listed lowest to highest premium. I can’t find that list but I found your blog ! Are you able to refer me to the correct link or able to post the link to view the list of advantage plans? Thanks for your time and consideration of my inquiry.

    • Vonda

      Hi Ruth, thanks for using our blog. If you need information about Medicare Savings Programs, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug plans or how to enroll in a plan, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY 1-877-486-2048) or visit http://www.medicare.gov. You also can request information about how to contact your State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP). The SHIP offers help with your Medicare questions. We hope this helps.

  2. Charlie Noland

    Will my Medicare premiums automatically be deducted from my Social Security payments, when they start, or do I have to request that?

    • Vonda

      Hi Charlie, thanks 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 automatically get deducted from your benefit payment. We hope this helps!

      • Gerard Gagnon

        Vonda,
        How do I get the Medicare Part D (drugs) premium to be automatically deducted from my SS benefit payment?
        I received a letter today from the SSA stating ” We will no longer deduct money for your Medicare prescription drug plan costs from your monthly benefits.”
        My wife is getting hers’ deducted automatically.
        Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

        • Vonda

          Hi Gerard, thanks for using our blog. If you need information about Medicare Savings Programs, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug plans, or the covered services, please call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY 1-877-486-2048) or visit http://www.medicare.gov. We hope this helps.

  3. Lorraine Thompson

    I am an individual who pays extra for my medicare because of my income, the first time I got a letter saying pay the difference by a certain dates. I spoke to an SSA rep a little while ago and she said I should have got a letter back in February I never recd it. I am afraid of being cut off of my medicare i will send the check immediately. Is there any way to insure I will not be cut off.

    • Vonda

      Hi Lorraine, 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.

  4. Antonio Franco

    I’m 69 years old and did not signed for plan B when my Medicare stared, I would like to sign up now. can’t find where i sign for plan B.

  5. Michele Haglin

    How can I update my new address for my Medicare payments?

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Michele, thanks for using our blog. 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.

  6. Dorothy M LeSane

    There needs to be an easier way to make online payment to medicare. Ive been searching the site for about an hour.. cant find the link that says Make Yearly medicare pymt online ???/

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Dorothy, thanks for using our blog. If you have questions related to Medicare online bill pay, please call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY 1-877-486-2048) or visit http://www.medicare.gov.

  7. Beth Weiss

    My bill is due today and I had set up an account but it does not recognize me. What should I do. I don’t want to lose my benefit.

  8. Beth Weiss

    I’m trying to sign in to pay my bill and there is an error message. I have an account and it is not recognizing me.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Beth, thanks for using our blog. If you have questions related to Medicare’s online bill pay, please call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY 1-877-486-2048) or visit http://www.medicare.gov. We hope this helps.

  9. Robert Sloss

    Where is my October SS benefit payment

    • Robert Sloss

      hello

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Robert, thanks for using our blog. If you did not receive your Social Security or SSI benefit, please contact your bank or financial institution first. They may be able to determine if your direct deposit failed. If you still need to report a late, missing or stolen Social Security payment, call us toll-free 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.

  10. Anna Grishkoviich

    How much is Medicare payment in 2021?

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Anna, thanks for using our blog to ask your question. Information about Medicare changes for 2021, when announced, will be available at http://www.medicare.gov.

    • Electra Estrada

      148.50

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