Today a Social Security Administration press release announced that now you can replace your Medicare card through your personal my Social Security account.
In the release, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that Medicare beneficiaries can now obtain a replacement card if they have lost, damaged, or simply need to replace it online using a my Social Security account.
“I’m excited about this newest online feature to the agency’s my Social Security portal and the added convenience we’re providing Medicare beneficiaries,” Acting Commissioner Colvin said. “Any my Social Security account holder who misplaces their Medicare card will be able to request a replacement card using their online my Social Security account.”
With services for you whether already or not yet receiving Social Security benefits, my Social Security is a secure, online hub for doing business with Social Security that you personally control by pin and password.
Current Social Security beneficiaries can use it to manage their account. For example, you can change an address, adjust direct deposit, obtain a benefit verification letter, request a replacement SSA-1099, and now to replace a Medicare card.
People not yet receiving monthly benefits can verify their earnings and obtain estimates of future benefits by viewing their Social Security Statement.
Learn more about my Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/. There you can read how to create your own account and learn how Social Security verifies and protects your identity when you do.