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Medicare cards dropping social security numbers

Connecticut Better Business Bureau says new Medicare cards to be issued in the spring will help protect an estimated 57 million seniors enrolled in the plan from identity theft.

Medicare issuing new cards in April 2018

In an effort to protect Medicare beneficiaries against the increasing prevalence of fraud and identify theft, CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) will issue a unique, randomly assigned Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to 57 million Medicare beneficiaries.

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