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Your New Medicare Card
NEW Medicare Card
OLD Medicare Card
10 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card
- Mailing takes time: New cards are being issues beginning on the east coast. CLICK HERE to view a map of the status by each state.
- Destroy your old Medicare card: Make sure claims are running smoothly with your new card number. Then shred your old card, don't just throw it away.
- Guard your card: Only give your new Medicare claim number to healthcare providers, insurers, or people you trust.
- Your Medicare Number is unique: The new number will no longer be your Social Security number. It is a random sequence of 11 letters & numbers.
- Your new card is still paper: Some people laminate their card. Cards that are worn out or lost can always be replaced.
- Keep your new card with you: Carry your new card to prove you have Medicare insurance coverage.
- Update your records: Show your new card to any healthcare providers. Claims will be processed under this your new number.
- Online Look Up: If you forget your new card, it is possible for your healthcare provider to look it up.
- Keep your Medicare Advantage Card: Your Medicare Advantage Plan ID card is still your main card for health insurance. However, a provider may also ask you to show your new Medicare card too.
- Medicare can help: If you haven't received a new card by April 2019. Call 1-800-MEDICARE.
Does Social Security Know Your Current Address?
Medicare uses the name and address you have on file with Social Security.
To change your name and/or address, visit your online my Social Security account.
Wondering when your new card will arrive in the mail?
Get an Email Notifying You when Your New Medicare Card is in the Mail!
CLICK HERE to enter your email on the Medicare.gov site and be notified!
This site also gives you the status of the roll out by state.
All existing Medicare beneficiaries should receive a new card before April 2019.