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US Embassy London Issues New Medicare Card Guidance
The American Embassy explains how to request new Medicare Card from the UK

Published on January 28, 2019

The American Embassy in the UK has issued a notice via their website explaining how to request a new Medicare Card whilst living overseas.

The notice explains that “The Center for Medicare Services online registration process does NOT accept foreign postal codes”, before going on to explain how to contact the Embassy by e-mail to request a new card (see below). The notice comes as new Medicare Cards are being issued in the United States, featuring a Medicare Number that is unique to each card holder, instead of a Social Security Number.

The US Embassy's website says to send an e-mail to FBU.London@ssa.gov with the following information:

Use a subject line of: CMS Medicare Card
Name and Surname (family name)
Mailing address
The last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN)

The Embassy suggests new cards will be sent within 4-6 weeks.

You can find this infromation on the US Embassy's website, at https://uk.usembassy.gov/medicare-cards-with-new-id-number-new-from-the-federal-benefits-office/, and more information on the New Medicare Cards is available at https://www.medicare.gov/newcard.


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