- People who are enrolling in Medicare for the first time will be among the first in the country to receive the new cards.
- Your new card will automatically come to you. You don’t need to do anything as long as your address is up to date. If you need to update your address, visit your My Social Security account.– Opens in a new tab
- Once you get your new Medicare card, destroy your old Medicare card and start using your new card right away.
Watch out for scams
Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask you to give us personal or private information to get your new Medicare Number and card.
Scam artists may try to get personal information (like your current Medicare Number) by contacting you about your new card.
If someone asks you for your information, for money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your personal information, hang up and call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
Learn more about the limited situations in which Medicare can call you.