Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief for Medicare Direct Bill Beneficiaries

Medicare provided extra time for people to pay their Medicare premiums because of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.  This extra time ends on September 30, 2020.  Letters were sent to impacted people with Medicare last month.  Please see the attached sample letter.  This message is a reminder that the deadline to pay any owed Medicare premiums is approaching at the end of this month.

People with Medicare who owe past due Medicare premiums must pay the full amount owed before September 30, 2020, to keep their Medicare coverage. If there are people with Medicare who are unable to pay their past-due premiums in full by the end of September, they should contact their local Social Security Office as soon as possible to see if they are eligible for a payment plan with the Social Security Administration.