New Medicare cards will be mailed between April 2018 and April 2019. Currently Medicare Card ID numbers are the beneficiaries social security number making them more vulnerable to identify theft. Medicare is gearing up to change all Medicare ID numbers which is why every beneficiary will have a new ID Card and number by April 2019.
The unfortunate news with this positive change is scammers are already trying to take advantage of Medicare beneficiaries by posing as Medicare or Social Security representatives. There have been reports thus far that beneficiaries have received fraudulent calls and mailings. Stay ahead of the scammers by knowing how the new Medicare Card roll out will happen and always protect your information. Medicare will not call or request by mail any personal identifying information like your social security number or date of birth. Remember scammers can alter your caller ID to look like they are calling from anywhere.