“New Medicare ID Card Mailing Delayed a Month; but first-time enrollees will get redesigned cards now” – AARP

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Medicare officials say they have delayed mailing out the new Medicare identification cards to current beneficiaries because they are stepping up their anti-fraud initiatives.

“According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), beneficiaries living in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia will begin receiving their new Medicare ID cards in May, not April, as originally scheduled.

“‘We are working on making our processes even better by using the highest levels of fraud protection when we mail new cards to current Medicare beneficiaries,’ the CMS notes.

“The CMS also announced that new enrollees in Medicare will automatically get the revamped cards, regardless of where they live.”

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Also read this article: “Risk of Falling for a Medicare Card-Replacement Scam High | New AARP survey finds most beneficiaries unaware of redesigned card initiative”

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