GUARD YOUR CARD
New "Guard Your Card"
The biggest complaint over the years about Medicare has always been that it used your Social Security number to Identify you. Well no more... Funds where set aside back a few years ago as part of the Doc Fix bill to change that and starting next year new cards will start showing up in your mailbox. Read more about this and be informed so you can protect both your new and old cards that will be slowly phased out...
Heres the ad from CMS (Medicare)
“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