Keep an Eye Out for Your New Medicare Card
Have you heard? Medicare is sending new cards with new Medicare numbers to those who currently have Medicare. The purpose of these new numbers is to further protect your identity by using a unique combination of letters and numbers.
How do you get your new card?
Your new Medicare card is on its way. You do not need to apply for this new ID card. As long as your address hasn’t changed, your new card will automatically come to you.
If you have changed your address and have not updated your information, you will need to do so by contacting Social Security (ssa.gov) so a new card can be sent to your correct address. Talk to your Medicare Insurance Agent if you have any questions or need help.
What should you know about your new Medicare card and number?
- Your new Medicare number will be a combination of the numbers 0 through 9 and letters. The letters S, L, O, I, B, and Z will never be used in any new Medicare number.
- Once you get your new card, destroy your old Medicare card to protect your personal information.
- Start using your new Medicare card right away. Be sure to protect this new Medicare ID card and number just as you did your last one. Your new ID number should only be shared with healthcare providers, insurers, and those you trust to handle your Medicare needs.
- Keep all your other plan cards. If you’re in a Medicare Advantage plan, a Medicare Supplement plan (Medigap plan), or a Medicare Drug plan, continue to use that plan ID card.
If your Medicare card does not arrive or if you have any questions regarding your new Medicare ID number, contact us at Caress Insurance Agency, Inc. We work with Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups to help answer all your Medicare questions. Call us at 888-380-9070.