I have been hearing inaccurate rumors about the new Medicare cards so here’s the real information.
There will be no change in your Medicare benefits and there is no charge for your new Medicare card. Your new card will no longer have your Social Security number. Instead, it will contain a combination of letters and numbers that will be unique to you. Your new Medicare card will automatically be mailed to you as long as Social Security has your correct address. If you need to update your address you can do so at My Social Security Account.
Watch out for Medicare Scams
Scam artist may try to contact you to get your current Medicare number and other personal information. They may claim to represent Medicare and use various scams to get your information. They may ask you to confirm your Social Security or Medicare number so they can send you a new card.
Or they may tell you there is a charge for your new card and they want to verify your personal information.
They are also pretending that they can cancel your Medicare benefits if you do not give them your Medicare number.
If anyone calls you and asks for your Medicare number, bank account number or any other personal information in order to receive your new Medicare card hang up and call Medicare at 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227). Medicare or Social Security will never call you and Medicare will never ask for your Medicare number or bank account information.
- Your Original Medicare benefits will remain the same.
- Medicare will never ask for your private information to get your new Medicare number.
- There is no charge for your new Medicare card.
- Your new Medicare card will automatically be mailed to you.
- Your new Medicare card will have a unique Medicare number.
Originally, the new Medicare cards for Colorado were to be mailed in July but the last time I checked the status for Colorado it said, “Mailing Soon”.
If you would like to check the status yourself you can click here click here and enter an email address and state and you will be emailed an estimated date. By the way I entered the required information to check the status of my new Medicare card almost a week ago and I have still not heard anything back from the folks at Medicare.
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