As you know, some of our 2012 plans did not renew and some experienced a premium increase for the 2013 calendar year. As a result, some members currently in a zero-premium plan may have a premium to pay beginning in 2013 and may wish to have their new premium paid automatically. Also, members in a plan that is not renewing or that experienced a service area reduction may wish to have their new plan premiums deducted automatically. Both scenarios require that the member complete a new Automatic Payment Options form.
Automatic Payment Options
We offer our members the services below at no additional charge to provide peace of mind in knowing their bill will be paid on time, every time!
1) Bank account withdrawal:
Depending on when we receive the request, more than one month's premium might be deducted for the first payment if the monthly withdrawal date has passed.
2) Social Security (SSA) deduction:
The member will need to pay the monthly direct bill until he/she receives notification that the SSA deduction has been accepted, which can take up to 90 days.
3) Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) deduction:
The member will need to pay the monthly direct bill until he/she receives notification that the RRB deduction has been accepted, which can take up to 90 days.
How to Enroll in Automatic Premium Payment
If you have any questions please call Broker Services at 1-800-633-4368.