Originally Posted by Youngster
Thanks for the responses so far. My concern is with automatic withdrawal. How safe is automatic withdrawal from the standpoint of idenity theft?
Also, can one have a medi-gap policy paid for as a direct withdrawal out of SS retirement benefits, like part B can be?
According to this https://www.mymedicarematters.org/af...your-premiums/
you can have medigap paid from SS (see the words below the 3 boxes).
I know for sure I have seen pt D (Rx) premiums listed on the SSA-1099 tax document and pretty sure I've seen medigap premiums too.
Somehow the fear of missing a single payment and its consequences (cancellation of policy) got instilled in me so some form of autopayment is probably desirable....either from checking account or credit card if you are lucky (I haven't had any w/ credit card).
I suppose problems w/autopayments are not impossible but I've had yrs of autopaying via checking account and multiple credit cards and had only 1 problem that was apparently an error and not fraud (for checking acct). I could not get
payee to fix error so I got the credit union to reverse the transaction.
Some pain but not too bad.