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.
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.
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?
We’ll process your form once we get it. Sometimes this can take 6-8 weeks. If we can’t process your MEP application, we’ll return your form to you with a letter explaining why.
Two things will happen each month after your request is processed:
- You’ll get a "Medicare Premium Bill" [PDF, 209 KB] stating “This is not a bill” and letting you know that the premium will be deducted from your bank account.
- We’ll deduct your premium from your bank account usually on the 20th of the month. It will appear on your bank statement as an "Automated Clearing House (ACH)" transaction.
We’ll only try to deduct your premium once each month. If your bank rejects or returns your premium deduction, we’ll 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, we'll 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.