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New Medicare cards are on the way

If you haven’t already heard, Medicare is issuing new identification cards to all 55 million beneficiaries between April 2018 and April 2019. The new card will use an alpha-numeric ID which replaces your Social Security Number (SSN), in an effort to cut down on fraud and identity theft which can occur if your SSN is stolen. The new cards are being rolled out state-by-state, and while this article by Janell Sluga appears in Western New York’s The Post-Journal, the information applies to Medicare beneficiaries nationwide – most importantly that you don’t need to do anything to get your new card (it will come automatically) and you should never respond to anyone who calls about your new Medicare card or otherwise solicits personal information from you. Click here to read more.

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