The new Medicare cards will now have Medicare Numbers (not your Social Security number) that are unique to YOU, these cards have been sent since April of this year and will continue to send through April 2019.
New Mexico & Texas residents should have received theirs during the months of August or September, if you have not received yours, give it another month or call 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227). In the meantime, you can still use your current Medicare card.
Cards are being sent automatically to the address on file at different periods of time, that means that you may receive it prior to someone you know, or they may receive it before you. If you have an address change make sure to visit your mySocial Security account.
This change comes in efforts to prevent identity theft and protect you from fraud.