Medicare cards are getting a makeover to help prevent identity theft and fraud. Beginning April 2018, there will be no more Social Security numbers on new cards. Every Medicare beneficiary will receive a new card with a unique Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) number to identify them. The new program is expected to issue all new cards by April 2019. (The MBI is confidential like the SSN and should be protected as Personally Identifiable Information.) Once you receive your new card, you can shred your old one.
If anyone calls asking you to verify your social security number for your new Medicare card, it is a scam.
For more information: www.cms.gov/newcard
About Urgent Care Hawaii: Urgent Care Hawaii medical clinics provide immediate and urgent medical care on Oahu for Pearl City, Honolulu, Waikiki, Waipahu, Aiea, Kapolei, Kunia, Waipio, Makakilo, Halawa, Mililani, Kailua and Ewa Beach. The clinics provide quick and affordable options for people needing immediate medical care and treatment for common or everyday health problems seven days a week – no appointments are necessary. The Pearl City location is certified by The Urgent Care Association of America.
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1245 Kuala St., Pearl City, HI 96782
Office: (831) 920-2759
Cell/Text: (831) 521-8608