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Paying premiums in a disaster or emergency

If you're in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C), other Medicare health plan, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D):

  • If you pay your plan's premium directly to the plan each month, you're still responsible for paying your premium on time.
  • Generally, plans don't change their normal rules for payment of monthly premiums during an emergency or disaster. Your plans may disenroll you if you don't pay your premiums on time.
  • To make sure you're still making timely payments on your monthly premiums during an emergency or disaster, ask your plan about signing up for premium withholding from your Social Security check or paying the plan by electronic funds transfer through your bank.
  • If your plan disenrolls you for not paying your monthly premiums, and you didn't pay on time because of the emergency or disaster, you may be able to ask your plan to reconsider the decision and get your coverage back. 

How can I find contact information for my plan?

Generally, you can find your plan's contact information on your plan membership card. Or, you can get your plan's contact information from a Personalized Search (under General Search), or search by plan name. You can also call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). 

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