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Partners & employers


What do the new Medicare cards mean for partners & employers?

New Medicare card outreach to and education for people with Medicare will begin in January 2018, before we start mailing the new Medicare cards. The new cards, which we'll begin mailing in April 2018, will have new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) instead of Social Security Number (SSN)-based Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) to help protect the identities of people with Medicare.

You can read our new Medicare care overview now, and before our outreach to people with Medicare starts, we’ll post more information for you on this page.

Once our outreach starts, information about the new Medicare card will be on Medicare.gov in both English and Spanish.