Roll out of new Medicare cards (sans Social Security number) continues
Since April of this year and continuing until April of 2019, new Medicare cards are being mailed to beneficiaries on a state-by-state basis. These new cards, in an effort to reduce potential fraud, no longer include Social Security Numbers as the means of identifying the beneficiary; rather a randomly generated 10 digit identifier is used which cannot be related back to one’s Social Security account, thus reducing fraud exposure. In this article by Matt Fagan appearing at NorthJersey.com, the author discusses the reasons for changing Medicare cards and how the new system protects against scammers misusing your information. Click here to read more.