Medicare is the federal program that provides health insurance for people over age 65 and individuals with long-term disability. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question about Medicare or encounter difficulties with a Medicare coverage, billing, or have an enrollment matter.

Many questions about Medicare are addressed in the latest version of the Medicare and You handbook. This guide provides a summary of Medicare benefits, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare.

I've heard that new Medicare cards are coming. What do I need to know?

Beginning in April 2018, Medicare will begin to issue new cards to everyone enrolled in the program. To better safeguard against identity theft, these new cards will no longer use your Social Security number. Instead, a new number known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier will be issued to you. While your Medicare card will be changing, your coverage and benefits will not. 

You do not need to request a card. Everyone on Medicare will receive their new card in the mail by April of 2019.  In the meantime, please make sure that your address is current with the Social Security Administration.

Once you receive your new card, please be sure to destroy your old card. Effective January 2020, your doctor will be required to use your new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier number.

If you have any questions about these new cards or would like assistance in updating your address with the Social Security Administration, please contact my Brookfield office at (262) 784-1111 or (800) 242-1119.

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I lost my Medicare card. How do I get a new one?

If you lose your card, contact your local Social Security office at 1-800-Medicare or visit the Medicare website immediately to get a new one.

Please protect your Medicare card just as you would a credit card. Your Medicare card in the wrong hands can be used to submit fraudulent claims.

Medicare Web Site

Social Security Administration

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