Replacing Your Medicare Card
Have you lost or have a stolen Medicare card. Well, I’m going to show you real quick on how you can easily replace your Medicare card.
If your red, white, and blue Original Medicare card has been lost or stolen, or you can no longer use it because it is too faded or damaged, you can replace it by calling the National Social Security Hotline at 800-772-1213. You can also apply for a new card online or go to your local Social Security office.
To get a new card, you will need to provide your
- name as it appears on your most recent Social Security card;
- Social Security number; and
- date of birth.
You should get your new card in the mail within 30 days.
To avoid complications, keep your important insurance cards in a safe place, make photocopies, and write down the numbers so that you have a record for future reference if you lose any of them.
If your Medicare card has been lost or stolen, watch out for Medicare fraud. Check your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) for services you did not receive and, if you spot any, call the Inspector General’s fraud hotline at 800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477) to report them. When it investigates the potential fraud, Medicare will not use your name if you do not want it to.