New Medicare Card Scams
Unfortunately, there have been reports of some New Medicare Card Scams.
Be aware that Medicare is in the process of sending out the new Medicare cards.
Therefore, if you receive a call and someone says you need to give them your personal information or payment of any sort to get the new card, hang up! It’s a scam. Medicare will never call uninvited and ask for personal information or money the cards are free and Medciare already has all the information they need to get the card to you. Click this link to check the status of your new card.
If you have not received your new Medicare card yet, don’t worry. Sending cards out to each state takes some time. You and your friends will probably get your cards at different times. If you do not have your new card yet, you can keep using your current Medicare card.
Additionally, you are able to log in to your MyMedicare.gov account to see when your new card was mailed. To sign up for a free Medicare account you can go to Medicare.gov and in a short amount of time you can create an account.
IMPORTANT: If you have received your new card, start using it right away!
YOUR NEW CARD WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:
- Your new card will automatically be mailed to you. There is nothing for you to do. Just wait for the card to arrive, as long as your address is up to date. If you need to update your address, visit your My Social Security account.
- Once you get your new Medicare card, you should destroy your old Medicare card and start using your new card.
- Medicare uses a unique combination of numbers and letters on the new cards. They use numbers 0 thru 9. They do not use the letters S, L, O, I, B, or Z on the cards.
Call Crowe and Associates with any questions at 203-796-5403