In order to protect your privacy and healthcare information, you will no longer be able to use your Medicare card if it has your Social Security number on it. Instead, new Medicare cards will list your Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), also known as your Medicare Beneficiary Number.
When did my card ship?
Medicare began shipping new cards in April of 2018 and finished in June 2018. Medicare beneficiaries in every state who had Medicare at that point should have already received a new card.
If you did not receive a card or need to correct information on your card, you can contact the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213 or by logging into your mySocialSecurity account at ssa.gov/myaccount.
How do I get a replacement card?
If your new card becomes lost or damaged, don’t panic. You can print a copy yourself at MyMedicare.gov.
What about Medicare Advantage and Part D cards?
If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, your card will not change unless you change plans. The same applies to your Medicare Part D prescription drug card.
The new Medicare Plus Card saves you up to 75% on things not covered by Medicare
Medicare doesn’t cover everything. Luckily, those on Medicare can now start saving on out of pocket expenses like prescription drugs, dental, vision, hearing, and more. Over 1 million people have already received their free Medicare Plus Card.