New Medicare Cards

This information was provided by Medicare. It does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for a conversation with an attorney, insurance consultant, or official government sources concerning your health insurance options. We hope you find this information helpful.

You're getting a new Medicare Card!

Cards will be mailed between April 2018 – April 2019

You asked, and we listened. You’re getting a new Medicare card! Between April 2018 and April 2019, we’ll be removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and mailing each person a new card. This will help keep your information more secure and help protect your identity.

You’ll get a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, and it will only be used for your Medicare coverage. The new card won’t change your coverage or benefits. You’ll get more information from Medicare when your new card is mailed. 

Here’s how you can get ready:

  • Make sure your mailing address is up to date. If your address needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at ssa.gov/myaccount or 1-800-772-1213. TTY users can call 1-800-325-0778.

  • Beware of anyone who contacts you about your new Medicare card. We’ll never ask you to give us personal or private information to get your new Medicare Number and 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.

The Medicare Learning Network has published a printer-friendly Fact Sheet with more details about the transition to new Medicare numbers and cards. You may download the PDF here

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