Your New Medicare Card Is On It’s Way!

Q. Why is the Medicare Card changing? When will we get the new card and will it be plastic?

A.  The new card is to help stop Identity thief and Medicare fraud. The social security number will be replaced with random numbers and letters. New cards will start being mailed out in April of 2018 and will take until 12-31-2019 to get out 58 million cards. Both cards will be able to be billed up until December 31, 2019.

The new card will NOT be plastic after all, too expensive. It will be red, white & blue, but a different design.  You can laminate the new card. It will be a little smaller, the size of a credit card.

Make sure your mailing address is up to date. If your address needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.

FYI: Scam artists are calling seniors saying they are from Medicare and need your social security number to make your new card. Do NOT be fooled. Do not give your social security number to anyone over the phone.