What is Medicare Easy Pay?

What is  Medicare Easy Pay?

The automated payment system developed by CMS to pay your Medicare premiums in Medicare Easy Pay.

CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) provides Medicare Easy Pay from a bank account or a savings account for Medicare Part A and  Medicare Part B Premium Payments. Most individuals get Part A at no discount, so for Part B premiums only, individuals usually use Easy Pay.

If you sign up for Easy Pay, it will automatically subtract your premiums from the account you specify.


How Does Medicare Easy Pay Work?


The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will take 6 to 8 weeks to process your application after you sign up for Medicare Easy Pay by sending in your enrollment application.


Note,  it is necessary to pay any billed premiums in the meantime. 


Then, when you're set-up, CMS will give you a financial statement called a "Medicare Premium Bill" on a monthly basis. But, this is only for your reference, because when you're set up for Easy Pay, you won't have to pay it, since it will now be deducted monthly from your account. CMS has a diagram to help you read this document here.

Medicare.gov also reports that by the 20th of the month, premiums usually come out of your checking or savings account.


Medicare Easy Pay


Also Read : Why Switch to Online Enrollment for Medicare


How Do You Sign-up for Medicare Easy Pay?


Enroll From Medicare.Gov


Log in or create your secure Medicare account — Select "My Premiums" and then "Sign Up" to complete a short, online form.


Enroll By Mail


Fill out and mail a paper form — Print the Authorization Agreement for Preauthorized Payments form (SF-5510): PDF in English or HTML in English or PDF in Spanish or HTML in Spanish. Mail your completed form to:

Medicare Premium Collection Center
PO Box 790355
St. Louis, MO 63179-0355

Via Medicare.Gov

Furthermore, if you're already signed up for Easy Pay, but want to make a move, this is also the address you're going to send the same form into. Only add the adjustments you want to make for the new Easy Pay Enrollment on the same form you would send in.


Enroll yourself in Person


Alternatively, you may also go to the local Medicare office / Social Security office and make an appointment via the office to send your details.



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