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

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

    A persons SS number was taken off to limit identity theft. The card does not show gender nor have to be signed. 

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


What if a card was not received? You can:

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

     [Create an neaccount if you do not have o.]


● You can print an official card which will not show the - between the character sections! 


● Call Medicare  (1-800-633-4227).       Your mailing address in the system may not be 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.