New Medicare Card

You should now have your new Medicare card

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Your new card has a new Medicare Number that's unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity.

New Medicare Card

View an example of the old card.

 

Map of Mailing Waves

Date last updated: January 16, 2019

We've finished mailing New Medicare cards to all U.S. states and territories.

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Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District Of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands

 

 

If you haven't received your card:

  1. Look around the house for any old or unopened mail. Your new Medicare card will come in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services.
  2. Sign in to MyMedicare.gov to get your number or print your official card. Now that we’ve finished mailing new cards, your new number will appear in MyMedicare.gov.
  3. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048. There may be something that needs to be corrected, like your mailing address.

You can still use your old card to get health care services until January 1, 2020.

Watch out for scams

Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask you to give us personal or private information to get your Medicare Number and card.

Scam artists may try to get personal information (like your Medicare Number) by contacting you about your new card.

If someone asks you for your information, for money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits if you don't share your personal information, hang up and call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

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