Talking About the New Medicare Cards

Medicare Card Messaging Guidelines

July 2017

Talking About the New Medicare Cards

Personal identity theft affects a large and growing number of seniors. People age 65 or older are increasingly the victims of this type of crime. This is why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards. Our aim is to help combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars.
Starting April 2018, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards that include a new Medicare Number.  The mailings will be staggered throughout the year, with completion expected by April 2019. The messaging guidelines here are intended to help business partners, providers, advocates, stakeholders and other interested parties develop accurate public-­‐facing materials around the new Medicare card and new Medicare Number (1).

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