New Medicare cards
New Medicare cards will be issued beginning in April 2018 and will no longer include your Social Security number. A Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace your Social Security number. Cards will be mailed to your address on file, so be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate with the Social Security Administration (
). It will take approximately 12 months to mail new cards to all Medicare beneficiaries.
Please note, Medicare will never request personal or private information, so be wary of anyone contacting you about the new card or MBI. And lastly, once you receive your new card, destroy the old card immediately.