by American Insurance News Release on Sep 24, 2019
By now, our senior clients should have received their new Medicare card — with your new Medicare Number.
Be sure to carry your card with you when you’re away from home. Let your doctor, hospital, or other health care provider see your card when you need hospital, medical or other health services.
If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) or a Medicare Drug Plan, use that Plan ID card whenever you need care or prescriptions. However, you should also carry your Medicare card — you may be asked to show it so your doctor can make sure your new number is in their system.
Bring your card to any appointments with your doctors, so they have your new number in their systems. Doing so will help us process your claims.
Note: You can only use your old card and Medicare Number to get health care services until December 31, 2019. You can always print your official new Medicare card and find your Medicare Number with your MyMedicare.gov account.
Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask you to give us personal or private information.
Scam artists may try to get personal information, like your Medicare Number. 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.
Source: Medicare.gov - Your Medicare card
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