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New Medicare Cards

To help protect Medicare users' identity, new Medicare cards are being used.This will help eliminate fraudulentuse of Social Security cards and false Medicareclaims. The new cards will have 11 characters containing numbers and uppercase letters. The number listed on each card is randomly selected for you and does not have any hidden or special meaning to it.

The new cards will be mailed out over a period of about a year so if you don’t get your card at the same time your friend or neighbor does, please understand that it takes time. As soon as you receive your new Medicare card you may begin using it. Share it with your healthcare provider when you get medical care. If you do not present your new card to your provider, they will have to validate your Medicare coverage by using your name, date of birth and SSN.