CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) announced that they are removing Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards. This is to help prevent fraud and identity theft. Be on the lookout for your new Medicare card that has already been sent out or will be soon.
“We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits.
“We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and have the information they need to make a seamless transition.”
– CMS Administrator Seema Verma
For more information about when you should receive your new card and what is going to change, please click here. You can also get information about mailings and sign up for emails about the status of your card.