New Medicare Cards Mailing Status

Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards that replace every existing Medicare card. So far, Medicare beneficiaries in six U.S. states have all received their new cards, while some in thirteen other states have theirs. Since this is a major undertaking, Medicare is mailing the new cards in waves. This page will be updated as we receive the latest information from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Alex Azar Sworn In As Trump’s New HHS Secretary

Alex Azar, a former 10-year executive of drug company Eli Lilly & Co., was sworn in as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Azar served as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. Supporters of his appointment see him as seasoned on industry matters and an experienced former HHS member. However, detractors challenge his ability to attack the primary issues facing HHS without bias. They note Azar’s significant time in the pharmaceutical industry and highlight former consultancy work at health insurance companies and biopharmaceuticals.

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Expect a New Medicare Card in the Mail

Medicare beneficiaries will soon have their social security numbers removed from their Medicare card. This is happening as a result of a long-awaited 2015 law signed by President Obama, aimed at preventing identity theft among seniors. But when should you expect to see new Medicare cards, and what replaces the SSN?

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