AGING SERVICES: New Medicare Cards are Being Mailed Now

New Medicare Cards are Being Mailed Now


What you need to know:
New Medicare cards are being mailed out to Connecticut residents now. The mailing will take several months so you may not get your card the same time as your neighbor. The new cards will help protect your identity because Medicare is removing social security numbers from Medicare cards. Everyone on Medicare will receive a unique ID number and a new Card by April 2019. 

Medicare will never call and ask for personal information before mailing new cards, so donít share your Medicare Number or other personal information if someone calls and asks for it. 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 Scammers!
People on Medicare in Connecticut are getting calls from scammers saying Medicare is sending new cards and their information needs to be updated. The call may seem harmless and start by just simply confirming the beneficiaries address but this will lead into confirming their social security number, bank account or even tell the beneficiary they won a prize as a rouse to get the information. Medicare will not call or request information from you by mail. Remember scammers can alter your caller ID to look like they are calling from anywhere. If you think you have been a victim of a Medicare scam contact the Senior Medicare Patrol at 1.800.944.9422.

Aging Service Providers
CMS has created resources you can use when talking to people on Medicare. Please help get the word out and visit the CMS New Medicare Card Webpage for ready to use resources.

Medicare Premiums
Medicare Premium billing information: those whose premium is automatically deducted won't have to do anything. Those using their bank's online bill pay services, check or money order will have to include their new number without dashes. People on Medicare are receiving instructions by mail.

More information
- Go straight to the source and visit the Medicare website New Medicare Card page. You can see what the new cards look like and get details on the release of the cards. Those who fall under the Railroad Retirement Board can view the card and get details on the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board New Medicare Card webpage
- New Medicare Card Flyer: English, Spanish and other languages
- Get up-to-date information from Medicare directly with the Medicare Blog

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Content Last Modified on 8/10/2018 10:35:36 AM