A: There is more than one way to find out when your new Medicare card will be mailed.
Go to www.medicare.gov/newcard
. You’ll get an email when your card is mailed if you enter your email address and the name of your state on this site. This site has a color-coded map showing which states have finished mailing, which are in progress and which have yet to begin. There’s also a picture of what the new Medicare cards will look like – a unique combination of 11 numbers and letters that have absolutely nothing to do with your Social Security Number.
Another way to get a handle on when to expect your new card is on your MyMedicare.gov account. Of course, you have to set up the account before you can access it. You can do that at www.mymedicare.gov
. In addition to learning when to expect your new Medicare card, this secure site keeps track of your Medicare claims, preventive services, and payment of the Part B annual deductible.
Here are a few things to remember:
New cards are being issued because of the need to change your Medicare number so that it no longer includes your Social Security number. The new card does NOT mean there will be a change in your Medicare benefits.
You will not be charged for the new card.
If anyone calls you asking you to verify your new Medicare number, it is a scam. Do not share any personal information if you receive this kind of call.