IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NEW MEDICARE CARDS
AND PAYING YOUR MEDICARE PREMIUMS
A New Medicare Card with a New Number
You may have heard that Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards starting in April 2018.
- You’ll get a new card in the mail with a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you. This change will help keep your information more secure and help protect your identity.
- Mailing everyone a new card will take some time. Your card might arrive at a different time than your friends or neighbors.
- Once you get your new card, destroy your old card and start using your new card right away.
- Make sure your mailing address is up to date. If your address needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at ssa.gov/myaccount or 1-800-772-1213. TTY users can call
- For more information about the new Medicare card, visit medicare.gov/newcard or call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.
Use your New Medicare Number when Paying Your Medicare Premiums
Once you get your new Medicare card, use your new Medicare Number when paying your Medicare premiums, instead of your old number.
- If you pay your Medicare premiums using Medicare Easy Pay, you don’t need to do anything. Your premium will continue to be automatically deducted from your bank account each month.
- If you pay your Medicare premiums using your bank’s Online Bill Pay service, you’ll need to update your account to use your new Medicare Number.
- Don’t include the dashes when entering your Medicare Number.
- Make sure the Biller Name says: “CMS Medicare Insurance”.
- If you pay your Medicare premiums by check or money order, write your new Medicare Number on your check or money order.
Written by ACL