Everyone in CT on MediCare was issued a new ID card!

The mailing was completed early last Sept. Some points on the cards:

    To limit identity theft a persons SS number was taken off, gender is not shown, and it does not have to be signed. 

   The new number, called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), is unique for each person. The MBI is a combination of —  4 upper case letters & numbers, a -, 3 more, a - and 4 more.  


Did not receive a card!  You can:

● Sign in to your MyMedicare.gov account and it will show if a card was mailed.  

     [Create an new account if you do not have one.]


● You can print an official card which won't show the - between the sections! 


● Call Medicare  (1-800-633-4227) to see if your mailing address in the system is correct.

● No card is not a problem - MDs and other treatment providers can use the old SS - based # for all MediCare transactions through December 31, 2019.  


Printed on paper - Best to have it laminated (e.g. at Staples) with their 8 1/2 X 11 form and cut down. Do not use a card protector which may not scan in MD office.

Call or Text John Parker's Google Voice line (860) 451-9793 if any questions on the new ID cards or about the Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans available in Southeastern CT.