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Charles County, Maryland

Look for New Issued Medicare Cards

For Immediate Release
2018-031
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:10am

Look for New Issued Medicare Cards

Beginning in April, Medicare is issuing new member cards along with new identification numbers to protect senior citizens from identity theft.  What you need to know about your new card: 
 
• Medicare will begin mailing the cards to beneficiaries in April.
• You don’t need to do anything special to receive your new card. 
• The new cards will feature a randomly assigned Medicare Beneficiary Identifier made up of 11 letters and numbers.
• Your benefits won’t change with the new identification number. 
• Do not give out your new assigned number.  Scams relating to the new cards are surfacing where callers are being told they must pay for the new card and asked to provide their checking account and Medicare card numbers.  
 
For questions or for more information, contact Ruth Anderson-Cole at 301-609-5712.  Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
 
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About Charles County Government
The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.
 
It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.