Most people don’t have to pay premiums for Medicare Part A, but they do have to pay for Part B. The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B in 2024 will be $174.70, which is $9.80 more than the 2023 premium of $164.90. However, an individual’s income-related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA) could increase the Medicare Part B premium by as much as $594. There are several ways to pay for Medicare Part A and B premiums.

How Can I pay for my Medicare Part A Premium?

Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, inpatient rehabilitation, and home health care services.

Almost 99% of Medicare beneficiaries do not have to pay a Part A premium because they have worked for at least 10 years (40 quarters) in a job that qualifies for Medicare coverage. The Social Security Administration determines if you have met this requirement.

However, if you or your spouse did not work long enough to qualify for premium-free Part A, you may need to pay a monthly premium of $278 or $505 in 2024, depending on the length of your work history. Medicare will send you a bill for any Part A premium you owe. You can pay it electronically or by mail.

How Can I pay for my Medicare Part B Premium?

Most Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) patients may not receive a premium bill. That’s because, for most people, the premium payment is automatically deducted from their Social Security benefit (or Railroad Retirement Board benefit) payment.

However, if you don’t get benefits from Social Security (or the Railroad Retirement Board), you’ll get a premium bill from Medicare. There are Four Different ways to pay it.

  1. Pay online through your secure Medicare account :Log into (or create) your secure Medicare account, You can access this free service by logging into or creating your secure Medicare account. Payment options include credit cards, debit cards, and checking or savings accounts.
  2. Sign up for Medicare Easy Pay: With this free service, Medicare will automatically deduct your premium payments from your savings or checking account each month. Get details about Medicare Easy Pay.
  3. You can pay directly from your savings or checking account through your bank’s online bill payment service. Some banks charge a service fee. Get details from Medicare, so your payment goes through on time.
  4. Mail your payment to Medicare: You have multiple options for making a payment for your Medicare premium by mail, such as paying by check, money order, credit card, or debit card. Simply fill out the payment coupon located at the bottom of your bill and enclose it with your payment. If you’re paying with a credit or debit card, please ensure that you complete and sign the coupon. If the coupon is not signed, your payment will not be processed and returned to you.

To send your payment, use the return envelope provided with your bill and mail your Medicare payment coupon and payment to the following address: Medicare Premium Collection Center PO Box 790355 St. Louis, MO 63179-0355.

When are Medicare premiums due?

All Medicare bills must be paid by the 25th of every month. Generally, the premium must be paid in the same month you receive the bill. 

To ensure your payment is received on time, Medicare must receive it before the due date mentioned on the bill. It is best to submit the payment at least five business days before the due date.


Remember to pay your Medicare premiums on time to ensure access to quality healthcare services. Choose from various payment options available and take pride in investing in your health and well-being. At Skyline Benefit, we are always here to support you and help you with questions regarding Medicare. Stay healthy and happy!

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