May 24, 2018
Due to personal identity theft the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards. People age 65 or older are increasingly the victims of this type of crime.
Medicare will be mailing the new Medicare cards beginning April 2018 through April 2019. The new Medicare card will have a new Medicare number that’s unique to you. Once you get your new card, destroy your old card and start using your new card right away.
Protect yourself by making sure no one can get your personal information from your old Medicare card!
Make sure your mailing address is up to date. If your address needs to be corrected, contact
Social Security at ssa.gov/myaccount or call 1-800-772-1213. TTY users can call 1-800-325-0778.
Beware of anyone who contacts you about your new Medicare card. CMS will never ask you to
give them personal or private information to get your new Medicare number and card.