AGING SERVICES: New Medicare Card Mailing Complete

New Medicare Card Mailing Complete


What you need to know:
New Medicare cards have been mailed to Connecticut residents. The new cards will help protect your identity because social security numbers have been removed from Medicare cards. Everyone on Medicare in Connecticut should have received a new card with a unique ID number. 

Please still be wary of scams. Medicare is not making any calls in reference to the new Medicare Cards. If you live in Connecticut, are on Medicare and have not received your card the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends one of the following:
  • Sign into MyMedicare.gov to see if your card was mailed. If so, you can print an official card. You will need to create an account, if you donít already have one. 
  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). There might be something that needs to be corrected, such as updating you mailing address.
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 ruse 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 share this flyer called "Still Waiting for Your New Card".

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 9/20/2018 2:28:45 PM