New Medicare card design revealed today

September 14, 2017 | By | Reply More

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a first look at the new Medicare card design.

The new card contains a unique, randomly assigned number that replaces consumers’ Social Security numbers.

The purpose is to prevent fraud, combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars.

CMS will stagger the mailings of the new card to people with Medicare benefits, starting April 2018 through April 2019.

In addition to today’s announcement, people with Medicare will also see the new design of the Medicare card in the 2018 Medicare & You Handbook, which will arrive throughout the month of September.

Learn more about the new Medicare card initiative and how to protect yourself from Medicare scams.

Category: Insurance, Medicare

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