Source: Debby Triffletti,
Lynnfield, MA Senior Center
Starting next year, Medicare will be issuing new Medicare Cards to all seniors. The reason for this change is to remove your social security number from all cards and to issue a unique Medicare ID for each senior, thus keeping your social security number secure. Once this change happens, all new cards will be mailed directly to you.
NOW FOR THE SCAM! Scammers are calling seniors and stating they need their personal information for these new cards. Not true! Medicare already has your info so please don’t give any personal information to anyone over the phone. BE AWARE! BE SAFE! DO NOT GIVE ANY INFO OVER THE PHONE!