Each quarterly billed enrollee who has either paid no premiums by the last month of
his/her grace period, or who has made a partial payment, will be sent a premium bill
marked "Delinquent Notice" early in the last month of his/her grace period. This is
90 days after the initial bill. This notice will inform the enrollee of the date his/her
Medicare coverage will terminate if the overdue premiums are not paid by the billing
due date. The notice will also explain the limitations on re-enrollment after a termination,
and that if he/she re-enrolls later the premiums may be higher.
The delinquent notice will include the past-due amount (amount of initial bill) and
premiums due for the next 3 months. If the past-due amount (the amount over 90 days
old) is not paid or a partial payment of the past-due amount is made which leaves
a balance of more than $10.00, the Medicare coverage will end by the billing due date.
If an enrollee is billed monthly, the second delinquent notice is mailed 60 days from
the initial bill and will only inform the enrollee that the premiums are still in
arrears and are due. The delinquent notice will not reflect a termination date at