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New Medicare Cards to be Issued in 2018

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Medicare/CMS will be removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. Policyholders who live in Washington state will have their new cards mailed to them between June 2018 through April 2019.

“We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits.

“We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and have the information they need to make a seamless transition.”

- CMS Administrator Seema Verma