New Medicare Card Scams take advantage of Medicare card change

New Medicare Card Scams

Periodically, I plan to remind my clients, community partners, and neighbors that Medicare cards are undergoing a big change to make them more secure.  Medicare is rolling out new cards starting this month and continuing through April 2019.   This change has brought on New Medicare Card Scams focusing on how to get the new card.  These new cards are more secure.  They do this as they use a “Medicare Beneficiary Identifier” instead of a Social Security number.

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Understanding Your Medicare Card

Understanding Your Medicare Card Header

 

Understanding Your Medicare Card is important so you know how best to use it.  When you’re enrolled in Medicare, you’ll receive in the mail your red, white, and blue Medicare card.  If you’re automatically enrolled, you’ll get your Medicare card in the mail 3 months before your 65th birthday or your 25th month of getting disability benefits.  Your Medicare card shows that you have Medicare health insurance Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Medical Insurance) or both, and it shows the date your coverage starts.  Knowing how your card works, how to report a stolen Medicare Card, how preventing ID Fraud are all covered in this article so you are better informed.

 

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Lost or Stolen: How to Get a Replacement Medicare Card

Lost or Stolen How to Get a Replacement Medicare Card

Your Medicare card is your proof that you hold Medicare health insurance. This card shows whether you have hospital insurance (Part A), medical insurance (Part B), or both and states when your coverage started. In many cases, you’ll need to present your Medicare card when you receive health services like seeing a doctor, getting an x-ray, or filling a prescription for medication. But what should you do you if your card is lost or stolen? The following steps will help you secure a replacement Medicare card.

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