Get a Replacement Medicare Card on mySocial Security
Sometimes things get lost and they’re not easy to replace. Luckily, that’s not the case when it comes to your Medicare card! You can now get a replacement Medicare card using your online mySocial Security account. This is the newest feature to my Social Security they continue their work to improve its functionality and convenience.
Your Medicare card is the most important piece of identification you have as a Medicare beneficiary. Simply, it’s proof that you have Medicare health insurance. Medical professionals and insurance companies need this proof to provide you with accurate care and compensation.
If your card is lost or damaged, and you are currently entitled to Medicare, you will need to order a replacement card. To do so you need to simply access your online my Social Security account and select the “Replacement Documents” tab.
Then select “Mail my replacement Medicare card.”
After you request a card, it will arrive in the mail in about 30 days.
More than 18 million people use my Social Security because it’s the easiest way to access their personal Social Security information they need to plan for retirement.
My Social Security helps you do the following tasks:
- Keep track of your earnings and verifying them every year
- Get an estimate of your future benefits if you’re still working
- Get a letter with proof of your benefits if you currently receive them;
- Manage your benefits
- Change your address
- Start or change your direct deposit
- Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.
Opening a my Social Security account takes only a few minutes, and it’s safe and easy. After your account is open, you can request a replacement Medicare card immediately — there’s no need to call or visit a Social Security office.