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

The mailing was completed Sept. 2018. Some points on why the cards were issued:

    To limit identity theft a persons SS number is not used, 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  —  3 more —  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.  

     [Much info such as claims in available so create an 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.


● Not having a card is not currently 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.  

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