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REPLACEMENT MEDICARE CARD – www.ssa.gov/medicarecard

  • As of July 11, 2000, the public can apply for replacement Medicare Cards on SSA’s Internet site.
  • Applicants requesting a replacement card fill out the online form and send it electronically to SSA. It takes only a minute or two to complete.
  • SSA uses the highest commercially available encryption to ensure that a beneficiary’s
    confidential information is secure as it travels over the Internet.
  • Requests are forwarded each day to the Health Care Financing Administration, which processes the requests and mails the new card to beneficiaries.
  • Since July 2000, more than 26,000 Medicare beneficiaries have used the service.

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