New Medicard Card Rollout is Complete.

January 31, 2019 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – the agency that oversees the Medicare program – announced that they finished the rollout of new Medicare cards to 61 million people with Medicare ahead of the original deadline of April 2019....

Scams to Watch Out For in 2019

By Brandy Bauer | 1.24.2019, ncoa.org Scams to Watch Out for in 2019 It is estimated that older adults lose billions of dollars to scammers each year. But there is good news—last year the Federal Trade Commission noted that older consumers are more likely to report...

Survey finds Medicare Beneficiaries at Risk from Card-Replacement Scams

AARP Delaware Joins in Campaign to Help Keep Scammers from Conning Enrollees As a major federal government initiative is underway to issue new identification cards to the Medicare beneficiaries in Delaware and nationwide, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those...

Medicare Takes Steps to Prevent Fraud

Medicare is taking steps to prevent fraud, fight identity theft and protect essential program funding and the private healthcare and financial information of Medicare beneficiaries by removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. The Centers for Medicare &...

How to Avoid Medicare Scams

Don’t fall for these schemes designed to steal your personal or credit card information. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began mailing out new Medicare cards in April 2018. The new Medicare cards contain a unique Medicare number instead of Social...

New Medicare Card Scams Hit Nationwide

Medicare started mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries in April and will finish mailing them nationwide in a year. They have a new look but, most importantly, they have unique numbers that are different than the Social Security numbers previously used on the...