Now that you’re Medicare-eligible you may wonder how you pay for your Medicare Part A and Part B premiums. There are three different scenarios that boomers may find themselves in.
If you receive Civil Service, Social Security, or Railroad benefits your Medicare premiums will be automatically deducted from your benefit. There may be a situation in which Civil Service or Railroad Retirement Benefits may require you to pay a bill. If you do receive a bill the address for payment is below.
If you pay out of pocket for your Medicare Part A premium you will receive a bill. Why is this? It’s because the majority of people do not pay anything for Medicare Part A. If you do, it costs $413 per month.
If you do not receive benefits and sign up for Medicare Part B you’ll receive a bill. Medicare Part B’s premium is $134 per month. I’ll explain below how you pay.
Click here to see a Medicare Overview.
If you answered yes to either question 2 or 3 you will receive a bill from Medicare. Here are the ways you can pay your Medicare bill:
If you receive a bill from Medicare:
Medicare Premium Collection Center
P.O. Box 790355
St. Louis, MO 63179-0355
If you receive a bill from your Railroad Retirement Benefits
RRB, Medicare Premium Payments
P.O. Box 979024
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000
If you have Civil Service benefits but NOT entitled to Social Security benefits
You may choose to pay your premium by a bill or have it deducted from your Civil Service annuity. To have it automatically deducted, send an email to OPMMailbox@cms.hhs.gov.
If you have a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) you cannot pay through Social Security. Instead you will pay your bill through your private insurer.
If you have a Medicare Advantage plan you can pay for it through Social Security or through your insurer.
For further questions about your Medicare and Medicare Insurance payments call the number above.
By Terry on April 28, 2017
I am trying to pay my husbands medicare B online by credit card and cannot find where to do this. Can you direct me to where I can do this?
By steve nitta on March 24, 2017
I called OPM and asked if they could take my medicare payments out of my monthly retirement check and they said I would have to contact you first because they didn't know how much to take out. I thought I could just add the deduction # 24 ( collection of Retroactive Medicare Premiums) but they said I couldn't. Please let me know what I should do. The 3 month payments are too much at one time or can I be billed monthly.
By Velma J Cox on December 13, 2016
I am suppose to have my Medicare part b deducted automatically from by ss check by railroad retirement, this is the second time I have gotten a bill for premiums, how do I get it changed where I am paying monthly not quarterly?
By Dan Ovshak on October 17, 2016
I have a statement due by 10/25/2016 for $487.20. Is that for the or for months? If it's quarterly that means I'm paying over $160 per month. I thought it was around $104 per month.
By Glenn Segars on September 21, 2016
Had navy federal credit union's webbill pay service send payment to correct address. They mailed check on 9\16\16. It is due on 9\25\16. As of 9/21/16, check not cleared bank. Tried to call to get number for St Louis CMS address and no one has it. Any ideas on how I can find out if they got the check. No one at Medicare can tell me anything and they just keep apologizing.
By jimmy edward jones on August 23, 2016
I sent Medicare a check in the mail for monthly amount A few days later Medicare took the billed payment amount out of my checking account. Is there anyone I can call to stop payment of this check? It will cost me $31.00+ to put a stop payment on it from my bank. jj
By Rose Latiolais on May 11, 2016
I received the medicare premium payment in the amount of $487.20 for May 1st through August 31st. There is no way I can pay that amount of money at one time. Is there a way for me to make monthly payments. I am retired and money was already tight before I was forced to pay for Part B insurance in addition to a drug plan and a supplemental plan.
By walt on March 09, 2016
I saw your response to Elena on following up with Medicare to see if they got the payment she mailed. I mail my payments to the center in St. Louis, Mo but there is no phone number to call. Do you have the phone number to call & verify that they received my payment ?
By Virginia Bertha Lozano Nunez on November 14, 2015
THANK YOU. I AM GOING TO CONTACT MYMEDICARE.
By Virginia Bertha Lozano Nunez on November 13, 2015
Good day, On July 2015 I left the United States and returned to Mexico, therefore my SSI was cancelled, I wasn't aware I had to cancell Medicare as well and charges have been made since then. I would like to know how I can first of all cancel the service and secondly learn about my options regarding my debt. Who could I contact? preferebly online as I now live out of the country. Thank you for your help
By Elena Royzman on October 23, 2015
I receive Notice of Medicare Premium Payment amount from Medicare Premium Collection Center and I mail my payment 10/13/2015. I just want to know if you receive my payment? Thank you, Elena Royzman