Do you have your new Medicare card?

By now everyone should have their new Medicare cards. The card has a new Medicare number that is unique to you, instead of your Social Security number. The new cards were issued to help protect your identity. CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has finished mailing the new cards to all the U.S. states and territories.

What can you do if you have not received your new card?

 Here is a great link on medicare.gov that outlines the steps to take if you don’t have your new card.

  1. CMS suggests that you take a look around your house for old or unopened mail. The new Medicare cards were sent in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services.
  2. You can also sign in to MyMedicare.gov to get your new number or print your official card. If you have not created an account at MyMedicare.gov, you can sign up for an account.
  3. If you had rather talk directly to someone, call 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227).
  4. You may not have received your new Medicare card because CMS does not have your correct mailing address or other information. Corrected mailing information can be done online or by calling.
  5. You can still use your old Medicare card to get health care services until January 1, 2020.

Click here to learn more about your Medicare card.

 

 

 

 

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