Protect Yourself- Protect Your New Medicare Card

New Medicare cards are being mailed between April 2018 and April 2019.

You asked and Medicare listened. Your Social Security number will be removed from your Medicare card to protect your identity. You’ll get a new Medicare card with a number that’s unique to you and this number can only be used for your Medicare coverage.

There will be no changes to your benefits.

Beware of anyone who contacts you about your new Medicare card. Medicare and the Social Security Administration will not call you for your personal
information. Do not give any personal information to anyone you DO NOT know.

The only thing you need to do to get your new Medicare card is to make sure your mailing address is up to date. If your address needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or visit SSA.Gov/MyAccount. TTY users can call 1-800-325-0778.

Mailing everyone a new card will take time. Your card might arrive at a different time than your friend’s, neighbor’s or even your spouse.

If you have questions about your Medicare benefits or about the new Medicare card, free private counseling sessions with a SHINE adviser are available at SeniorCare. Call 978-281-1750 to make an appointment.