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    Medicare Cards

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced that they would be issuing new Medicare cards for all program participants. The new Medicare cards will no longer include a Social Security number, instead replacing it with a unique Medicare number. The purpose of the change is to protect its members from identity theft and fraud. Medicare will issue these cards automatically. Should you be curious as to the status of your new card, you can sign up online to get alerts as to when your card will be coming ( With this change comes the potential for exploitation. It is important to be wary of potential scams that may come with the issuance of the new Medicare cards. Medicare will never call you unsolicited and ask for your personal or private information. If someone asks you for your personal information, money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits, call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

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