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New Card, New Number:
Facts About Your New Medicare Card
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What People with Medicare and Caregivers Should Know

New Medicare Health Insurance Card
New Medicare Health Insurance Card

Your new Medicare card will NOT have a Social Security Number on it. This will help protect your identity. Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards. Your new Medicare card will have a new Medicare number which is unique to you, and will be an 11- digit identifier that is a mix of numbers and letters.

✔ You will not see your new cards before April 2018. Medicare will be mailing the new Medicare card starting in April 2018 and continue through April 2019. Understand that mailing everyone a new card will take some time. Make sure your mailing address is correct with Social Security. Your card might arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s. Medicare will be mailing the new Medicare card starting in April 2018 and continue through April 2019. Understand that mailing everyone a new card will take some time. Make sure your mailing address is correct with Social Security. Your card might arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s.

You do not need to do anything! This change will be automatic. CMS will send your new Medicare card in the mail. If someone calls you and says they need to confirm your identity, or your Medicare number, it’s a SCAM. If you get a call from someone, hang up and call the NVSenior Medicare Patrol for help (888-838-7305).

Your benefits will stay the same. The new Medicare numbers will not change anything in your coverage. You can start using your new card as soon as you receive it. When you receive your new card, shred your old card.

There is no charge for the new card. The card is free.No one should tell you there is a onetime fee, or that you will lose benefits if you don’t pay a fee or answer their questions. If you have questions call SMP.