NEW MEDICARE CARDS ARE COMING!

November 22, 2017

IMPORTANT Information for patients regarding New Medicare Card 

 

 

 Key Points to Remember

 

  • Medicare will mail new cards between April 2018 – April 2019.

  • To help prevent identity theft, new cards won’t include Social Security numbers. Instead, each person will get a new unique Medicare Number.

  • You don’t need to do anything to get a new card, but you should make sure your mailing address is up to date. Visit ssa.gov/myaccount or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) to correct your mailing address, if updates are needed.

  • Medicare WILL NEVER call and ask for personal information before sending new cards, so don’t share your Medicare Number or other personal information if someone calls and asks for it.

  • Medicare will mail more information with the new cards – check Medicare.gov for the latest updates.

 

 

“Guard Your Card”  What you Should Know

 

BE AWARE!

  • Con artists are trying to get your Medicare number so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud

  • Guard your Medicare card like it’s a credit card

  • Give your Medicare number only to those you know should have it

  • To protect your identity, new Medicare cards without social security numbers will be mailed next year. 

  • Fight fraud by protecting your Medicare number

  • Medicare won’t call you uninvited for your Medicare number

  • Be alert about suspicious activities to enroll you in a Medicare plan 

    • Early bird discounts

    • Limited time offers

    • Offers of free medical services

  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE to report suspected fraud. Visit medicare.gov/fraud or your local SMP for more information

 

Comments and questions are always welcome! Send to:  NewMedicareCardSSNRemoval@cms.hhs.gov

 

 

 

 

 

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