Thursday Press Briefing On New Medicare Cards Coming to Arizona

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich, alongside a top Medicare official, and a representative from Senior Medicare Patrol, will discuss new Medicare cards currently in the mail to more than 1.3 million Arizonans. The new cards will no longer utilize a person’s Social Security Number to cut down on identity fraud.

Who: Arizona Attorney Mark Brnovich will discuss the growing problem of identity theft and will provide consumer tips to protect against Medicare fraud.

Greg Dill, Arizona Regional Administrator for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will provide details about the new Medicare cards and when seniors can expect them.

Christy Abrams, Arizona Coordinator for Senior Medicare Patrol, will discuss the nonprofit’s educational efforts to help seniors detect and report Medicare fraud.

When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM

Where: Arizona Attorney General's Office (indoors) at 2005 N. Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 85004.

Why: Even though these cards are more secure, fraudsters are already trying to take advantage of seniors. We want to share with the public consumer tips to avoid getting scammed.

For additional questions or to RSVP, please contact Katie Conner, Director of Media Relations at (602) 339-5895 or Katie.Conner@azag.gov.