AGING SERVICES: May Medicare Premium Billing Notices

May Medicare Premium Billing Notices

Notice from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

The May Medicare Premium Bills should be mailed by the print and mail contractor on May 7, 2018. Barring any delays in postal services, we expect that the bills should be received by the beneficiaries, no later than May 10, 2018. This month we are billing 1,161,096 beneficiaries directly for their Medicare premiums. 

Please review the New Medicare Card informational stuffer, which includes the bullet below. It advises beneficiaries who pay using Medicare Easy Pay that they do not need to do anything when they receive their New Medicare card:
  • If you pay your Medicare premiums using Medicare Easy Pay, you donít need to do anything. Your premium will continue to be automatically deducted from your bank account each month.
This bill stuffer will be included with the Medicare premium bills from May through September 2018.

As direct billed beneficiaries receive their new Medicare cards with their new MBI, their premium bills will start reflecting their MBI. Until a beneficiary has been issued a new card with their MBI, their premium bills will continue to reflect their HICN, and they should continue to use their HICN when paying their premiums. Once all the new Medicare cards have been mailed, all the Medicare premium bills will reflect the MBI going forward. 

Content Last Modified on 5/16/2018 9:57:22 AM