New Medicare Cards Coming Soon
Between this April and next, anyone enrolled in Medicare will receive a new Medicare card. Keep an eye out for yours, but note that they are being mailed randomly – which means you may not get your card at the same time as your friends or family members. Please bring your new card the next time you come to Loring Hospital.
What do you need to know about your new card?
» It will not change your Medicare benefits.
» It will be sent at no cost to you.
» It will reduce your risk for identity theft by no longer including your Social Security number.
» It will have a new Medicare number.
What do you need to do?
Make sure your mailing address is current with Social Security. Then, once you receive your new card, burn or shred your old card and start using the new one right away. Please bring your new card to Loring Hospital at your next appointment. Medicare Supplement, Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage cards are not changing. If you have questions, call the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at 1-800-351-4664. You can also call one of Loring Hospital’s SHIIP counselors – LeAnn Olhausen, Lori Mentzer or Jan Cessford, at 712-662-7105. Loring Hospital’s SHIIP counselors are ready to help you answer any questions regarding your new cards and general Medicare questions.