Stan Fortier Insurance Services
Yakima, WA. Since 1989
With Locations in Terrace Heights and
Beginning in April 2018, Medicare will begin to issue new identification numbers to Medicare beneficiaries. The old Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) will be phased out and replaced with a new Medicare Beneficiary ID (MBI).
The new Medicare card contains a unique, randomly-assigned number that replaces the current Social Security-based number. The goal of the initiative to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards is to help prevent fraud, combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars.
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