by Kristin P. Sinclair – A Accu Tax – December 5, 2017
These new cards will be mailed between April 2018 and April 2019 . You may have had concerns about your Medicare Number being linked to a Social Security Number. Well the government has realized that yes it is time to change the way the card numbers and letters look on your Medicare Card. You will be getting a new Medicare card! Between April 2018 and April 2019. The government is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and mailing each person a new card. This will help keep your information more secure and help protect your identity. You will get a new Medicare Number that is unique to you, and it will only be used for your Medicare coverage. The new card will not change your coverage or any of your benefits. You will receive more information from Medicare when your new card is mailed to you.
Here is how you can get ready:
■ 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 anyone who contacts you about your new Medicare Card. Medicare will not phone or write you for personal or private information in order to mail you your new Medicare Card with your new Medicare Number.
■ Remember that mailing everyone a new Medicare Card will take some time. Your card most likely will arrive at a different time than your friends or neighbors receive their ne Medicare Card.
Updated by Kristin P. Sinclair: A Accu Tax
in Charleston SC and Rock Hill SC
December 5, 2017 (803)329-0615