New Medicare Cards in 2018

Happy first day of March, everyone!

This year is moving very quickly and we at iSight just wanted to let you know some changes regarding Medicare cards in the upcoming months.

If you or your spouse/family member/friend have Medicare, please be aware that there are new Medicare cards coming out this year. There is a transition period occurring, so keep your eye out for news! (No pun intended)


Why are there new Medicare cards?

New Medicare cards are being implemented to prevent identity theft. This new card will identify you with a unique number separate from your Social Security Number.

Why is this important and what should I do?

Your healthcare providers need to know of this change. Please bring a copy of your new Medicare card to your doctor’s office so they can have the most-updated card on file.

To ensure you receive your card, make sure that Social Security has your updated address so it can mailed to the correct address.


Has my benefits changed?

The new card will not change your benefits, and the eligibilty date will remain as when you became eligible for Medicare.

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If you have any other questions about your cards , please refer to:

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/index.html

https://youtu.be/DusRmgzQnLY

Author
Elisha Hernandez

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