New Medicare Card Mailing Schedule

Medicare is removing the Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Everyone who already has a Medicare card will receive a new one in the mail starting in April 2018. The mailings will be staggered. You can use the schedule below to find out when your Medicare card will be mailed.

New Medicare Card Mailing Strategy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new, unique Medicare Number will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on each new Medicare card. Starting April 2018, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare on a flow basis by geographic location and other factors.
These mailings will follow the sequence outlined below. Additional details on timing will be available as the mailings progress. Starting in April 2018, people with Medicare will be able to check the status of card mailings in their area on
New Medicare Card Mailing Waves
States Included
Cards Mailing
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
April – June 2018
Alaska, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon
April – June 2018
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
After June 2018
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
After June 2018
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
After June 2018
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
After June 2018
Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virgin Islands
After June 2018