Remittances may be received in the FO as payment for Health Insurance premiums. There
are four kinds of premiums that could be received:
Regular monthly/quarterly premiums. These premiums are controlled by CMS and should
be received with a pre-printed Notice of Medicare Premium Payment Due, CMS-500 (formerly
HCFA-500). These payments are sent to:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare Premium Collection Center
P.O. Box 790355
St. Louis, MO 63179-0355
DO NOT SEND REGULAR MONTHLY PREMIUMS TO MATPSC.
These transactions will appear on the FORDL.
Manually prepared CMS-500 prepared by the PSC for regular monthly or quarterly premiums
when the beneficiary cannot be billed electronically by the Direct Bill (DB) system.
These premiums should be sent to the Medicare Premium Collection Center and not to the MATPSC. These remittance transactions will appear on the FODRL.
Retroactive premiums being paid on an installment basis. These premiums are controlled
by the PSC and should be received with a Notice of Medicare Premium Payment Due, a
CMS-500. There should be very few of these remittances. These payment transactions
should be sent to MATPSC (the address shown on the CMS-500 should be changed to the
MATPSC address); these transactions will appear on the FORT.
REFERENCE: See HI 00830.060 for an explanation of retroactive premiums.
Retroactive premiums being paid in a lump sum. These premium remittances are controlled
by the servicing PSC. However, they may not have an accompanying CMS-500. These transactions
will appear on the FORT.
These two categories of retroactive premiums are the only premium payments that go
to the MATPSC.