NEW MEDICARE CARDS COMING SOON

Friday, March 23, 2018

New Medicare card graphicMedicare will mail new Medicare cards beginning April 2018. To help protect your identity, your new card will have a unique Medicare Number instead of your Social Security Number. The new card won’t change your coverage or benefits.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity.
  • You don’t need to do anything to get your new card, but you should make sure your mailing address is up to date.
  • If your address needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at ssa.gov/myaccount or (800) 772-1213. TTY users can call (800) 325-0778.
  • Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask for your personal information. Beware of anyone who contacts you about your new Medicare card.
  • Understand that mailing everyone a new card will take some time. Your card might arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s.
  • Once you receive your new card, you can start using it right away.

Visit go.Medicare.gov/newcard for more information.