Agency on Aging

New Medicare Cards - What you need to know

If you have Medicare, or care for someone who has Medicare, there’s something you need to
know. Medicare is mailing new cards with new Medicare numbers to all people with Medicare.
Instead of a Social Security Number, your new card will have a new number that’s unique to

You don’t have to do anything to get your new card; Medicare will automatically mail it to you.
Mailing all the cards will take time, so you might get your card at a different time than your
spouse, friend, or neighbor. Once you get your new Medicare card, destroy your old Medicare
card and start using the new one right away.

Remember - No one from Medicare will call or contact you uninvited to ask you for your
information. Con artists are already trying to scam people with Medicare by telling them they
need to share personal information to get a new Medicare card. Don’t share your old or new
Medicare number or other personal information with anyone who calls you, emails you, or talks
to you in person, unless you’ve given them permission in advance.

To learn more, visit, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), and
they’ll be happy to assist you. TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.