New Medicare Card
Medicare has completed mailing of new Medicare cards to all U.S. states and territories. The new Medicare cards have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number (SSN). This new number is called the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). The MBI has 11 characters and is randomly generated. The MBI is composed of numbers and upper-case letters. The biggest reason Medicare took the SSN off of Medicare cards is to fight medical identity theft for people with Medicare.
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Last Updated: 01/22/2019