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Medicare Legislative Information

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New Medicare Card – Wave 1 Mailing Complete

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finished mailing cards to people with Medicare who live in the Wave 1 states - Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

If someone with Medicare who lives in one of the Wave 1 states says they didn’t get a card, let them know they can do the following:

  • Sign into to see if we mailed their card.  If so, they can print an official card. They’ll need to create an account, if they don’t already have one. 
  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).  There might be something that needs to be corrected, such as updating their mailing address.
  • Use their current card to get health care services.

You can also share this product “Still Waiting for Your New Card?” with them so they have something to take with them with information about what to do. This product is downloadable, but it is not yet available for ordering.

We’ll keep you updated on card mailing progress. In the meantime, continue to check this website for the card mailing strategy and direct people with Medicare to for information about the mailings.