As 2019 comes to an end, there is one huge piece of information for all Medicare beneficiaries to remember! As many of you know, New Medicare Cards (shown to the right) were mailed to all Medicare beneficiaries in 2018 and 2019. These new cards were sent so beneficiaries' Social Security numbers are no longer on their Medicare cards.This means everyone who received a new card received a new Medicare number that includes numbers and letters.
The important date that is upcoming is that starting on
January 1, 2020 your old Medicare card and number
will not be accepted. All providers are aware of this transition and will not accept your old Medicare card or number.
If you have not received your new card, you can call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and request a card to be sent to your home address.
If you have had your Medicare card or number compromised at any time, you can call the Illinois SMP at (800)699-9043, and we can call Medicare together to request a new card.
to print out our New Medicare Card Tip Sheet.