Attorney General Headshot
Attorney General Seal

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division Joins SHIINE and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Kick-Off Arrival of New Medicare Cards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Monday, July 16, 2018
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215   

PIERRE, S.D.  –  This week the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Office will join SHIINE and Medicare & Medicaid Services Representatives to discuss the mailing of new Medicare cards to 170,000 South Dakota residents.

The new cards have started to arrive in local mailboxes in South Dakota. Social Security numbers have been removed from them to prevent identity theft against seniors, keep scammers from using Medicare benefits illegally, and protect tax dollars.

The following two press events have been scheduled to discuss the new cards and how to avoid the scams associated with the distribution.

EAST RIVER
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. (CDT), Tuesday, July 17, 2018
WHERE: Active Generations - Room 203, 2300 W 46th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 

WEST RIVER
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. (MDT), Thursday, July 19, 2018
WHERE: Public Safety Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 300 Kansas City Street, Rapid City

NEW MEDICARE CARDS