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Medicare Card Reminder





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2019

CONTACT: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

 

Medicare Card Reminder

 

PIERRE, S.D. –  The South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program would like to remind all individuals that Medicare cards with Social Security Numbers will no longer be accepted effective Jan. 1, 2020.

 

The new Medicare cards, which were mailed to South Dakota Medicare beneficiaries in 2018, feature a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) number instead of a Social Security Number.

 

SHIINE director Caitlin Christensen said, “Beneficiaries are going to be required to use their new MBI. If a beneficiary has not yet received a new Medicare card, they should contact the Social Security Administration.”

 

Individuals with Medicare will need their new MBIs when they change plans or are admitted to the hospital. MBIs are confidential and should not be shared with other individuals.

 

For more information, please visit www.shiine.net or www.medicare.gov.

 

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