In April, Medicare will be sending out new Medicare Cards. These cards are free! There is absolutely nothing you need to do to activate these cards. Please be wary of anyone calling to verify your information or claiming you need to pay something to activate your new card. Neither Medicare, nor Social Security, will ever call you and ask for your personal information.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANY OF THESE THINGS!
Your card is active and ready to go. If anyone calls you and asks for your personal information or claims to be from Social Security or Medicare and says they need your personal information, do not give it out!
If you get a call that seems suspicious, the best advice is to hang up and call the customer service line for Medicare (1-800-633-4227) or Social Security (1-800-772-1213).