Clarification: Medicare Easy Pay
Medicare Beneficiary Education
February 21, 2018
Reminder: Those eligible for Medicare, but choosing to delay their Social Security benefits until a later date (e.g., receiving 100% of their Social Security benefit at age 66), may request their Medicare monthly premium payments be billed by CMS and paid through Medicare Easy Pay. See below for details. For further guidance, please see www.Medicare.gov
Medicare Easy Pay
Medicare Easy Pay is a free, electronic payment option that allows people to have their Medicare premium payments automatically deducted from a savings or checking account each month.
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Who can sign up for Medicare Easy Pay?
Anyone who gets a bill for their Medicare premiums from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) can sign up at anytime.
Note: If you get your bill from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), the payment options explained on this page don't apply to your situation. You or your bank must mail your payments to:
How do I sign up?
Mail a completed Authorization Agreement for Pre-authorized Payments form [PDF, 117 KB] (SF-5510) to:
What happens once I sign up?
The government will process your form once they get it. Sometimes this can take 6-8 weeks. If the government can't process your MEP application, they will return your form to you with a letter explaining why.
Two things will happen each month after your request is processed by the government:
The government will only try to deduct your premium once each month. If your bank rejects or returns your premium deduction, they will send you a letter with instructions on how to make a direct payment to Medicare.
Do I need to do anything when my premium amount changes?
No, the government will automatically deduct the new premium amount from your bank account.
What if I want to change bank accounts or stop Medicare Easy Pay?
Complete another Authorization Agreement for Pre-authorized Payments form [PDF, 117 KB] (SF-5510), and indicate the type of change you want to make. Then mail the completed form to the address above.
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