You’re getting a new Medicare card!
Cards will be mailed between April 2018 – April 2019
You asked, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) listened. You’re getting a new Medicare card. Between April
2018 and April 2019, CMS will 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
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.