Upon enrolling in Medicare, you’ll receive a red, white, and blue card in the mail. This card not only has your unique Medicare number on it but it will also show whether you have Part A (hospital coverage), Part B (medical coverage), or both. It will also have the date that your coverage starts. Some important details about your card include:
- Your card is paper to allow for easy copying by medical providers.
- If you purchase a Medicare Supplement Plan or a Medicare drug plan, you may receive different cards for these policies as well. Always keep your primary Medicare card with you even when using these other Plans.
- Rather than your Social Security Number, your Medicare card has a number unique to you. This helps protect your identity in the event that your card is lost or stolen. Be wary of sharing this number with anyone other than health care professionals, your insurers, or people you trust to work with Medicare on your behalf.
So what should you do if your Medicare card is lost or stolen? The easiest solution is to sign in to your MyMedicare.gov account and print an official copy of your Medicare card. If you don’t already have an account, you can create one on that site. Alternatively, you can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and ask for a replacement card to be mailed to you.
Obtaining a replacement Medicare card is only one of the many challenges you’ll face when researching and enrolling in Medicare. There are numerous Plans to consider with various costs associated with each option.
The agents at Dave Silver Insurance have been exclusively focused on Medicare Insurance options for the past 15 years. We are a local Florida agency which specializes in Medicare Supplement Coverage, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Part D Drug Coverage.
We know how confusing it can be to choose the Medicare insurance options that are right for you. So we will present all of your options in a clear, concise, and transparent manner. There are no fees for our services and we are confident that we will find a solution that meets your needs and fits your budget. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.