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New Medicare ID’s Coming

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:14 PM

This week, Medicare released an update on new forthcoming Medicare ID cards. In the past, Medicare ID cards were based off of Social Security Health Insurance Claim Numbers.  Due to the increase in identity theft with the public at large and especially seniors who are more prone to this, they are changing the cards to have a Medicare Beneficiary Number otherwise known as an MBI.  The new cards will be issued in April of 2018.  

CMS is committed to a successful transition to the new Medicare card number. In order to stay up-to-date on the latest information, please click on this widget which will link you to various buttons for updates. Clicking on the widget will bring you to the cms.gov SSNRI home page. Having the widget will give you the shortcut to the latest posts on the SSNRI page and all the up to date information on the updated Medicare ID’s.

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