If you are already enrolled in Medicare, you will be receiving a new card sometime between April 2018 and April 2019. The new cards will contain a new Medicare Number that is unique to you and will be used instead of your Social Security Number. Medicare is moving to the new Medicare Number to protect patient’s identity. The new Medicare Card will be mailed to every patient who has Medicare. Additionally, there will not be any changes in Medicare coverage and benefits. Cards will automatically be mailed and there is no charge for a new card. So, be on the lookout in your mailbox sometime between April 2018 and April 2019 for a new Medicare Card.