Most, if not all Americans, should have their new Medicare cards. Now is the time to start using it and to cut up or shred your old card.
Don’t have your new card yet? Hunt about the house for older or perhaps unopened mail. You may have missed it when it arrived, thinking it was something else. The new cards are in a plain white envelope and are from the Department of Health and Human Services. If you don’t have any luck finding it, the next thing you can try is signing into MyMedicare.gov to get your number. You can create an account if you do not have one yet.
If that does not work for you, try calling 1-800-633-4227 and check to see if your card was sent to the correct address. You can also call and ask your doctor’s office if they can look up the new number for you. If all else fails until you can get your new card, you can still use your current Medicare card until January 1, 2020.