If You Use a Medicare Card, You’ll Need the New Replacement Card Beginning in January

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In 2019, the U.S. government, in an effort to reduce fraud, issued new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers on them.

The cards must be used at all health care providers beginning in January.

— an announcement from the Darien Department of Human Services

These health care providers include physicians, hospitals, and pharmacies such as Grieb’s, Walgreens, and CVS.

If you have any questions about your Medicare card, please contact Darien Human Services at 203-656-7328. The office is located in Town Hall Room 109 and is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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The new Medicare card is on the left.

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