Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards to all enrollees starting in April 2018. Cards will be mailed (at no cost) to the address listed on file with the Social Security Administration. The new card displays a unique combination of 11 letters and numbers rather than a beneficiary’s Social Security number. These new cards are free. Scammers posing as Medicare representatives have begun calling beneficiaries demanding a processing fee for the new cards or stating that the Medicare user is owed a refund from transactions on the old Medicare card. The scammer asks for the enrollee’s bank account information to process the reimbursement. Read more about the new cards and possible scams.