New Medicare Cards are Coming Soon!
Starting April 1, 2018, the government will be issuing new Medicare cards that do not use your social security number as your ID number. Instead, they will have a computer-generated number assigned to you. It will no longer show your gender or require a signature. The idea is to make it harder for the scammers to steal your social security number along with your identity.
You will need to start using your new Medicare ID by December 31, 2019. Your Current card will be good until then.