How To Pay Your Medicare Bill

Do you receive a bill labeled Notice of Medicare Premium Payment Due?

If you did then keep reading to understand what this is and how you can pay it.

NOTE: If you receive benefits from Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, or Civil Service your Medicare Part B premium will be automatically deducted from your benefit each month.

But ...what if you have postponed your Social Security?

If you are not collecting your Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, or Civil Service benefits, but you have enrolled in Medicare Part B, or if you owe a Part D Income-Related Adjustment (IRMA) then you will receive a notice from Medicare called “Notice of Medicare Premium Payment Due”.

You can expect to receive this bill around the 10th of the month. 

Here is a sample of what the bill will look like:

You can download this official brochure here:  https://medicare.gov/pubs/pdf/11659-Understanding-CMS-500.pdf

 

How Can I Set up Payment for My Medicare Premiums?

By mail

Follow the instructions on your Medicare premium bill and mail your payment to the address listed on the form.

Pay Online, through your bank

  • Contact your bank, or go to your bank's website, to set up automatic payments.  Here is the Payee information you'll need:
  • Your Medicare Number (It's the combination of letters and numbers on your red, white and blue Medicare card.
  • The payee name: CMS Medicare Insurance
  • The remittance address:  Medicare Premium Collection Center, P.O. Box 790355, St. Louis, MO 63179-0355

Pay By Credit or Debit Card

  • Refer to the bottom portion of your Medicare bill and complete the instructions for paying by credit or debit card.
  • You'll need your credit or debit card handy so you can fill in the account number and other information.
  • Mail your payment to the address above.

Sign up for "Medicare Easy Pay"

This is a free electronic payment option that auotmatically deducts monthly Part B premium payments from your savings or checking account each month.

To sign up go to Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4727.)  They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you have questions about your bill or the status of your coverage call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.

If your bill comes from the Railroad Retirement Board

The payee's mailing address is: Railroad Retirement Board, Medicare Premium Payments, P.O. Box 979024, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.

If you receive Civil Service retiree benefits

Contact the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) via e-mail at OPMMailbox@cms.hhs.gov or Call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800633-4227), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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