Replacement Medicare card letter

What is it? 

You’ll get this letter if you or someone on your behalf, asked for a new Medicare card, or if your Medicare coverage, Medicare number, or name changed.

Who sends it? 


What should I do when I get these materials? 

  • Securely destroy your old Medicare card and start using your new card right away. Use it the same way you used your old card. Your Medicare coverage and benefits stay the same.
  • Keep using your Medicare Advantage Plan ID card if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan, like an HMO or PPO.

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Replacement Medicare card letter [PDF, 795 KB]

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