New Medicare Cards Are Coming Starting in April!

New Medicare Cards Are Coming Starting in April!

Have you heard about your new Medicare card coming this spring? Medicare will start mailing these new cards beginning in April 2018. In California, they will arrive between April and June 2018. You don’t need to do anything to get your new Medicare card — it will automatically be mailed to you and it is free. Make sure Social Security has your updated mailing address (www.ssa.gov/myaccount). While the Medicare card is changing, your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same.

Watch this short video to see what you need to know about your new Medicare card, and what Medicare is doing to protect your identity.

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.