There are a few reasons why a person would need to obtain a replacement Medicare Card. If your Medicare Card was lost, stolen, or you have not received your Medicare Card in the time indicated, you may need to obtain a replacement Medicare Card. Your Medicare Card is a red, white, and blue Card that shows that you have Medicare benefits.
When ordering a Medicare Card you have a few options. You can do this by internet, the telephone, or you can visit one of your local Social Security Offices. To order a Medicare Card by internet you can visit www.socialsecurity.gov/medicarecard, to complete the application. To order by telephone, the toll free number is 1-800-772-1213. If you prefer to order your card in person, you can call the toll free number to find the nearest Social Security Office or go to www.socialsecurity.gov/locator and type in your zip code to find the location nearest you.
You will need some information to obtain your replacement Medicare Card. Some of the information you will need is your name as it appears on your Medicare Card, date of birth, social security number, and the exact amount of your last payment. Other information you may need is information that helps to protect your privacy such as your place of birth or your mother’s maiden name.
If you have recently moved, it is best to obtain your replacement Medicare Card in person or by phone, instead of the internet. If your current address is not the address that the Social Security Office has on file, your application may be delayed. If you have recently moved and have reported your new address, it is still a good idea to order your replacement Medicare Card in person or over the telephone. Once your replacement Medicare Card has been ordered, it should arrive in about 30 days.