If you’ve been waiting around for your new Medicare card to show up, keep an eye on your mailbox!
In a move to combat medical identity theft, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is issuing new cards that no longer include Social Security numbers.
You’ve probably heard about this for a few years, but it’s finally happening…
New Medicare card mailing schedule: Here’s what you need to know
New Medicare cards will gradually be mailed to everyone with Medicare based on geographic location and other factors. Here’s what the new paper cards look like:
You can sign up to receive an email when your card is in the mail at medicare.gov/newcard. All you have to do is enter your email address and state. This map from Medicare shows where things stand as of August 20, 2018:
New Medicare cards: Mailing now
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina