BALTIMORE - In April, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began mailing new, more secure cards to Medicare beneficiaries. Beneficiaries do not need to do anything to get new cards, and they are being mailed at no cost to the recipient. If you receive Medicare, your benefits will not change with your new card.
“The new Medicare cards are more secure to use compared to the old cards that displayed the beneficiary’s Social Security number,” said Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. “While the new cards do not have Social Security numbers, scammers may use this transition period to try to steal your personal information. So once receiving your new card it is very important that you destroy your old one.”
Medicare beneficiaries should know the following:
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