Your new Medicare card is coming soon
Keep an eye on your mailbox — we’re starting to mail new Medicare cards in your state!
Now that card mailings have started in your state, it’ll take at least a month to finish. So you might get your new Medicare card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.
One tip: if you have a MyMedicare.gov account, you can sign in and see when your new card has been mailed. Don’t have a MyMedicare.govaccount yet? It’s easy to sign up — just visit MyMedicare.gov. It’s a free, secure way for you to access your personal Medicare-related information.
Wondering what’s new? The new cards are still paper, but they look a little different. The biggest change is that your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of a Social Security Number. This will help protect your identity. Though you’ll have a new card, rest assured your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same.
The Medicare Team
Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 32B, Section 18A states "The government unit may, from time to time, request from a retiree, a retiree's spouse or a retiree's dependent, proof certified by the federal government of eligibility or ineligibility for Medicare Part A and Part B coverage."
M.G.L., Section 26 states "An appropriate public authority of a political subdivision which has undertaken to provide health insurance coverage to its subscribers under this chapter shall conduct an enrollment audit not less than every 2 years."