CMS Fraud Prevention Campaign

Help Fight Medicare Fraud - Guard Your Card

Con artists will try to get your Medicare number to commit Medicare fraud. Protect your identity and guard your card. New Medicare cards without social security numbers will be mailed next year. All Medicare cards will be replaced by April 2019. During the transition period (April 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019), beneficiaries who receive the new Medicare card may use either their current card or new card. Starting January 1, 2020, beneficiaries will only be allowed to use the new card. Visit medicare.gov/fraud