New Medicare Cards to be Issued by DHHS

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Fri, 03/11/2016 - 07:59 -- admin

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing new Medicare cards for everyone covered by Medicare benefits. These new cards will no longer include the Medicare recipient's Social Security Number. This change is intended to protect Medicare recipients from identity theft.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of people affected, the DHHS expects the changeover to all new cards to take about four years. In the meantime, if you or a family member receive Medicare, please continue to take extra precautions to protect your identity. Don't share your SSN unless necessary, and make sure to keep your card in a safe place.