47 thoughts on “New Medicare Cards Are on the Way

    • Hello Cheryl. Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Generally, eligible individuals may begin receiving Medicare Parts A & B at age 65. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those with disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure. To learn more, read our Medicare publication. We hope this information helps!

  1. I I just want to know how secure the mailing will be, especially with all the problems with thievery of actual mailboxes and attacks on mail persons and problems with mail getting delivered. I signed up for notification by email when to expect and I have a general idea of the time period but if a substitute person is delivering, I will probably have a delay factor getting a new card. I would rather deal with going to my post office to sign for a register letter envelope containing my card than deal with this non-informative method which only makes it so much easier for the thieves.

    • Did you read the info about posting identifying info? I do think you should remove y our address. Just a suggestion….

  2. when I log into my social security account
    It is suppose to give me a code to type in and it does not

    • If you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

  3. I move from Puerto Rico to Miguel Amezcua Leñero 269,Col Centro,Sahuayo,Michoacán, MX. CP 59033…

  4. I have been told that the new cards will still be issued as paper copies and that we are not allowed to have them laminated. Considering that they are always going to be kept in one’s wallet and that every doctors office runs them through a copier (generally a rolling device) EVERY time you visit I would like to suggest that plastic cards, rather than paper cards, be issued. Similar to a drivers license.

  5. I am happy about the new cards without the social security number. Question I have is, when I go to a different doctor, or get blood work done, the is the section asking for social security number. I try to not fill that in, and I am told I have to. any advice on that?

    • We understand your concern. Under current law, Medicare providers need to know your Social Security number in order to provide you the benefits to which you are entitled. The new Medicare card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity.
      For more on the new cards visit http://www.medicare.gov.

  6. We’ve been told that new cards are coming since last year. However, Medicare has been around for years. We’ve been told not to carry our Social Security cards for years. Yet, we must carry the Medicare card which has that identifying social security number on it.. I’ve worried for years when I present my card to doctors’ offices, emergency rooms and the like. Identity theft is real. Thank goodness the new card is finally coming. I hope it is prior to year’s end.

  7. I received this email today and it said visited 3 times today. I only opened this email once today. So why is it saying 3 times today?

  8. Until thumb prints or eye scans become the password corruption and fraud will continue. Eventually it will be dna

  9. Glad that I check my gmail box,cause other wise I would not have known about this. I suggest that tou send out letters,explaining the change”because a lot of people still don’t know about the change. Ms. Barbara Lewis😊

  10. Our domicile address is in Japan. Will our new Medicare cards be mailed to that address or do we need to contact the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo for assistance. Thanks!

  11. Why beneficiaries residing overseas cannot crate a My Social Security account or MyMedicare.gov account? We paid social security taxes the same as stateside residents. TRICARE beneficiaries residing overseas must pay PART B monthly premiums the same as stateside residents although MEDICARE cannot be used outside US, US Possession or Territories. This limitation preclude us from the same rights our counterparts have and could be consider discriminatory.

  12. this is a great idea it helps with identity fraud that’s awesome i try not to use my social security on important papers for that reason i had my card stolen once , thanks for doing this.

  13. I have encountered trouble logging into my SSN account. I want to report a change of address (Note: it has already been submitted to USPS).
    Old Address: 2328 Seaview Ave, Apt 304
    Honolulu, Hi. 96822

    New Address:1621 Dole St, Apt 704
    Honolulu, Hi 96822
    Thank you
    John Carroll
    DOB: 11Dec1949
    SSN: XXX-XX-8214

  14. I live in Mexico, the country, not the state
    .
    Can you mail my new medicare card to my home here? If not can you send it to my cousin in Houston Texas?

    Many of the local doctors and clinics accept medicare.here.
    My email address is “msaffery7@gmail.com”
    MY home address is #7 Brisas Norte, Chapala, Jalisco, México 45908.
    My local phone number is 376 765 6325.

    MaryAnn Saffery

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