New Medicare Cards
What does the new Medicare Card look like?
It has your name, new Medicare number, dates that Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B coverage started.
It doesn’t have your signature, Social Security Number, gender.
When will I get my new Medicare Card?
Medicare will begin mailing new cards in April, 2018 (after June for most Indiana residents).
Everyone who had Medicare before April, 2018 will get a new card with instructions in the mail
Mailing will take several months.
If you retired from a railroad, the Railroad Retirement Board will mail you your new card.
People new to Medicare in April 2018 or later will get the new card when they are enrolled.
Your card might arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s.
Only your Medicare card and number are changing
Your Medicare benefits stay the same.
Your Social Security Number stays the same.
Any enrollments in Medicare Advantage, Part D prescription plans, and Medigap (Supplemental) policies don’t change—keep those plan cards.
When do I start using my new Medicare Card?
Start using your new card as soon as you get it.
Beginning January 1, 2020, you can only use the new Medicare card and new number.
What if I belong to a Medicare health plan (like an HMO), or a Medicare drug plan?
How can I protect myself and Medicare from fraud?