Find Out the Status of Your New Medicare Card

Find Out the Status of Your New Medicare Card

California Medicare beneficiaries should receive their new Medicare card sometime between now and during the summer months. Yet, if you notice you don’t get your card at the same time as your neighbors, hang tight and not to worry. The mail takes time and you may receive your card at a slightly different time than your friends or neighbors.

Here are three ways the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has to check up on the status of your new card and when you should receive it in the mail:

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  • Check out the map on Medicare.gov/NewCard. Keep coming back to check the status of card mailings in your state. Remember, once card mailings begin in your state, it’ll take about a month to finish.
  • Keep an eye on your email. We’ll send you an email update when new Medicare cards start mailing in your state.
  • Log in to your MyMedicare.gov account to see if your new card has mailed. Don’t have an account yet? Sign up now at MyMedicare.gov—  it’s a free, secure, and easy way to access all your Medicare information in one place.

Want to learn more about your new Medicare card? Here are 10 things you should know. Read up so you’re ready before your new card arrives!

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.