Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a reminder regarding the New Medicare Card (previously called the Social Security Number Removal Initiative). CMS will be removing social security numbers from Medicare cards in an effort to fight identity theft and safeguard beneficiaries. Starting April 1, 2018 these new cards will begin to be issued with your new Health Insurance Claim Number in place of your Social Security Number, there is no action you need to take to get your new card.
The CMS website is a great resource for information regarding this change! But, as always, feel free to call our office at 1-800-535-1310 with any insurance questions and our staff will be happy to help you!