NEW MEDICARE CARDS
Important New Medicare Card Mailing Update - Wave 6 Ends
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finished mailing
cards to people with Medicare who live in Waves 1-5 and now Wave 6
states (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas,
Utah, Washington and Wyoming). Card mailing in Wave 7 states and
If someone with Medicare says they didn't get a card, you should:
* Sign into MyMedicare.gov to see if your CARD was MAILED. If so,
you can print an official card. YOU will need to create an account, if
you don't already have one.
* Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) where they can verify your
identity, check your address, and help you get the new card.
To ensure that people with Medicare continue to get care, health care
providers and suppliers can use either the former Social Security
number-based HICN or the new alpha-numeric Medicare Beneficiary
Identifier (MBI) for all Medicare transactions through December 31,
People with Medicare should continue to protect their new number to
prevent medical identity theft and health care fraud, especially
during Medicare Open Enrollment.