Medicare beneficiaries began receiving new cards this month as part of the fight against fraud. The new cards no longer contain personal identification items such as your Social Security Number, gender or signature.Scammers are already contacting Medicare beneficiaries requesting personal information and/or payment for the new cards. If you receive a call like this, hang up! The new cards are FREE and the government will never call you requesting information such as date of birth and SSN. Please, do not provide this type of information to anybody over the phone.
Remember, cards are being mailed to over 60 million Medicare beneficiaries. You may not receive your card at the same time as your spouse or neighbor. Cards will continue to be mailed out through April 2019.
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