NH Medicare enrollees will be pleased to hear that in 2018 the Department of Health & Human Services will be replacing Medicare ID cards. Medicare members have have long complained about the fact that their Medicare ID # is usually their Social Security number with a letter after it.
Medicare will be issuing New ID cards - about 60 million of them- without the social security number as an identifier- the new ID Card will instead have 11 digits and will include both letters and numbers. Removing the Social Security number form the Medicare Card is designed to help fight identity theft. NH Medicare ID card replacement will begin in April 2018 and is expected to be completed by April 2019.
If you are on NH Senior who is on Medicare please make sure that Social Security has your correct address and be sure to keep your new ID # confidential. See more info below from Medicare & You 2018 brochure.