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
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