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. The new cards do not contain a number based on the Social Security number. If anyone with Medicare has not received a new card, they should immediately contact 1-800-MEDICARE, log into their MyMedicare.gov account, or ask their health care provider for assistance.

Read a press release from CMS for more information. To learn more about the new Medicare cards, click here.

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