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What Do the New Medicare Cards Mean for Partners & Employers?

Thursday, November 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon Glaittli
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New Medicare card outreach to and education for people with Medicare will begin in January 2018, before we start mailing the new Medicare cards. The new cards, which we'll begin mailing in April 2018, will have new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) instead of Social Security Number (SSN)-based Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) to help protect the identities of people with Medicare.

Here are resources you can use when you talk to people with Medicare about the new Medicare cards:

Or, you may be able to order these products.

Check back here often; we’ll be updating this webpage when we’ve got new information and resources to share.  People with Medicare can visit Medicare.gov to get information for beneficiaries about the new Medicare card.


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