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.
Is Medicare sending out new cards in 2020?
Note: Medicare has finished mailing new Medicare cards to all beneficiaries. You can still use your old card to get your care covered until January 1, 2020. … If your card is ever lost, stolen, or damaged, you can get a replacement card by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227).
Why have I not received a new Medicare card?
If the government has finished mailing the cards to your state, and you did not receive a card, contact Medicare right away at 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227) or 1-877-486-2048 for TTY users. If the government hasn’t begun mailing cards to your state yet, keep checking the website.
Do you get new Medicare cards every year?
As long as you continue paying the required premiums, your Medicare coverage (and your Medicare card) should automatically renew every year.
Should I destroy my old Medicare card?
You should have your new Medicare card by now.
It is critical that you locate your old Medicare card and properly destroy it. Shredding it is the very best option. You do not want anyone getting a hold of your old Medicare card because it has your Social Security number front and center.
Does Medicare call to update information?
Remember, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Social Security Administration will not call you to update your information or give you a new card. If someone who calls you asks for your personal information, do not provide it.
Are Medicare cards Paper or plastic?
Like your Social Security card, your Original Medicare card is made of paper, not plastic. While you may have concerns about your card’s durability, laminating it may make it harder for providers to use it to ensure you receive your benefits.
Should I carry my Medicare card in my wallet?
Regardless of your situation, you should have a Medicare Card, you should be able to put your hands on it quickly. For many of you, it should be in your wallet. If your insurance is Original Medicare + Medicare Supplement or some sort of Retiree Coverage, your Medicare needs to be billed for the services you receive.
How do you check if my Medicare is active?
If you’d like to make sure you’re enrolled in Original Medicare, you can call the program at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users call 1-877-486-2048. You can also check your Medicare enrollment online at Medicare.gov.
What to do if you have not received your new Medicare card?
Your Medicare card will arrive in the mail in about 30 days at the address on file with Social Security. If you can’t or prefer not to use the online service: Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or. Contact your local Social Security office.
Can I use my Medicare number without the card?
You can also use the digital copy of your card. You can use this if you don’t have your Medicare card with you. When you make a Medicare claim, we need to match the information to the details on your Medicare card.