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Get a Replacement Medicare Card on my Social Security site

Friday, August 28, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Get a Replacement Medicare Card on my Social Security site



We have more great Social Security news to share! If you lost, damaged, or need to replace your Medicare card, you can now get a replacement Medicare card using your online my Social Security account. This is the newest feature to my Social Security as we continue to improve its functionality and convenience for you.

Your Medicare card is the most important piece of identification you have as a Medicare beneficiary — it’s proof that you have Medicare health insurance. Medical professionals and insurance companies need this proof to provide you with accurate care and compensation. If your card is lost or damaged, and you are currently entitled to Medicare, you can easily order a replacement using your online my Social Security account.

Simply access your online my Social Security account and select the “Replacement Documents” tab. Then select “Mail my replacement Medicare card.”

After you request a card, it will arrive in the mail.

More than 20 million people use my Social Securitbecause it’s the easiest way to access their own personal Social Security information they need to plan for retirement.

Your account is a hub for doing business with us, including:

§  Keeping track of your earnings and verifying them every year;

§  Getting an estimate of your future benefits if you’re still working;

§  Getting a letter with proof of your benefits if you currently receive them; and

§  Managing your benefits:

§  Changing your address;

§  Starting or changing your direct deposit; and

§  Getting a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.

We continue to add new services to my Social Security to meet your needs. We collect customer feedback so we can add features that will make your business with Social Security faster and easier. Adding the Medicare card replacement service is the latest in our efforts to make your experience with us as positive as possible.

Opening a my Social Security account takes only a few minutes, and it’s safe and easy. After your account is open, you can request a replacement Medicare card immediately — there’s no need to call or visit a Social Security office.

Full list of services and information on how to create an account now

If you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can:

Use a my Social Security online account to:

If you do not receive benefits, you can:

Use a my Social Security online account to:

  • Get your Social Security Statementto review:
    • Estimates of your future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits;
    • Your earnings once a year to verify the amounts we posted are correct; and
    • The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid.
  • Get a benefit verification letter stating that:
    • You never received Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare; or
    • You received benefits in the past, but do not currently receive them (The letter will include the date your benefits stopped and how much you received that year.); or
    • You applied for benefits but haven’t received an answer yet.

How do I create a my Social Security Online account?

o      To create a my Social Security account, you must provide some personal information about yourself and give us answers to some questions that only you are likely to know. Next, you create a username and password that you will use to access your online account. This process protects you and keeps your personal Social Security information private.

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