Get help with Medicare costs

If you have Medicare and you’re facing challenges paying for health care, you may qualify for Medicare programs that can help you save money on drug and medical costs.

Medicaid

If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Medicaid—a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs. Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, like nursing home care and personal care services. Each state has different rules about eligibility and applying for Medicaid. Contact your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Office to see if you qualify, learn how to apply, and how Medicare works with Medicaid.

Medicare Savings Programs

Even if you don’t qualify for Medicaid, one of these 4 Medicare Savings Programs may be able to help you pay your premiums and other Medicare costs:

Contact your state Medicaid program to see if you’re eligible for savings through one of these programs.

Extra Help

If you qualify for Medicaid or one of the Medicare Savings Programs above, you’ll also get Extra Help paying for your prescription drugs automatically. Extra Help is a program that helps people with limited income and resources pay Medicare prescription drug costs, like premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance. If you don’t automatically qualify for Extra Help, you can apply online at socialsecurity.gov.

Act fast! Review your Medicare plan by December 7.

Medicare Open Enrollment is almost over. If you’re thinking about changing your Medicare plan, you have until December 7 to take these actions:

  • Change how you get your Medicare coverage—Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Switch Medicare Advantage Plans (with or without drug coverage)
  • Join, switch, or drop a Medicare drug plan

Even if you’re happy with your current health coverage, it’s important to know your Medicare coverage options and compare other health and drug plans during Open Enrollment. You may find Medicare coverage that better meets your needs for the upcoming year.

Compare Medicare health & drug plans for 2022

Not all Medicare coverage options offer the same benefits, and costs can change each year. There may be other health and prescription drug plans available to you for 2022. 

Compare Medicare coverage options and find 2022 health and drug plans by December 7. If you like your current health care coverage and it’s still available in 2022, you don’t need to take any action.

Need help with your Medicare choices? Talk to someone.

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Make your next Medicare premium payment online

Spend less time paying your bills—pay your Medicare Part B premium online.

If you get this bill from Medicare for your premiums, you may be able to pay it online with a credit or debit card.

Making your Medicare premium payment online is:

  • Secure—your information is protected
  • Quick—your payments process in about 5 business days (faster than regular mail)
  • Free—we never charge a fee to make a Medicare premium payment

Pay your premium online in 3 easy steps:

  1. Log in to your secure Medicare account (or create one if you don’t have an account yet).
  2. Select “Pay my premium.”
  3. Enter the amount you want to pay. Then, we’ll send you to the U.S. Treasury’s secure Pay.gov site to complete your payment.

Using your secure Medicare account gives you information about your Medicare premium bill and Medicare premium payment history. You’ll also get a confirmation number when you make your online Medicare premium payment—that’s peace of mind.

Sign up for Medicare Easy Pay through your online Medicare account

Instead of making one-time payments, you can sign up for Medicare Easy Pay to set up recurring premium payments that Medicare will automatically deduct from your checking or savings account each month.

Select “My Premiums” from the top menu, and then “Sign up” to fill out a short online form. It can take up to 6-8 weeks before your automatic deductions start. Once Medicare Easy Pay starts, you’ll see your automatic payments in your online payment history, and we’ll mail you monthly statements instead of a bill from Medicare.

With the ease of Medicare Easy Pay, you’ll have one less thing to remember.

Find all the ways to pay your Medicare premiums online.

Get help with Medicare costs

If you have Medicare and you’re facing challenges paying for health care, you may qualify for Medicare programs that can help you save money on drug and medical costs.

Get help with Medicare costs

If you have Medicare and you’re facing challenges paying for health care, you may qualify for Medicare programs that can help you save money on drug and medical costs.