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Here is what was in my email inbox today everyone should be getting one of the new Medicare cards.

Your new Medicare card is coming soon

Keep an eye on your mailbox — we’re starting to mail new Medicare cards in your state!

Remember, once card mailings begin in your state, it’ll take about 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 is expected to mail. Don’t have a MyMedicare.gov account 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.

New Medicare Card

Wondering what’s new? The new cards are still paper, but they will 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 your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity. Though you’ll have a new card, rest assured your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same.

Sincerely,

The Medicare Team

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Below is the latest information I received in an email. 

5/15/2018

If you live in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia — keep an eye on your mailbox — your new Medicare card is on its way!

Card mailing in your state takes about a month to finish, so you might get your new Medicare card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your areaRemember, you can still use your old Medicare card until your new card arrives.

Haven’t received your new card yet? Log in to your MyMedicare.govaccount to see when your new card is expected to hit the mail. If you don’t have a MyMedicare.gov account, you can sign up in just a few easy clicks.

New Medicare Card


Your new Medicare card has a new look and a new unique Medicare Number, instead of a Social Security Number, to better protect your personal identity. The new card and number won’t change your Medicare coverage or benefits.

Note: If you’ve already received your new card, that’s great! Start using it right away.

Sincerely,

The Medicare Team

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