Q. If I enroll in Medicare Part B when I turn 65 but delay taking Social Security benefits until age 70, how do I pay for Medicare in the meantime? Aren’t Medicare premiums typically deducted from Social Security benefits?
A. You can pay your Part B premiums by check or electronically, according to a Social Security Administration spokesperson. After you enroll in Medicare, you’ll get a bill for your premiums every three months. The bill will include an address telling you where to send the payments. You can mail Uncle Sam a check, or you can automatically transfer the payment from your bank or other financial institution. When you start receiving your Social Security benefits, the government will automatically deduct the Medicare Part B premium from your monthly payments.
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