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					MEDICARE HIC NUMBER SUFFIXES Effective for cards issued in or after September 1990, HCFA is revising the appearance and composition of Medicare Cards. The new cards are plastic, not paper. The new cards will show “Part A” immediately following “Hospital” and “Part B” immediately following “Medical”. Beginning in spring, 1991, the word “Medicare” is added in two places on the front of the card. Paper Medicare cards issued before the changeover to the new cards are still valid. SUFFIX A B B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 C DESCRIPTION Retired worker over 65 or disabled worker Wife (over 65) of retired or disabled worker Husband of retired or disabled worker Wife whose entitlement is dependent on the care of a child Second wife Second husband Second wife (entitlement dependent on a child) Ex-wife (entitlement dependent on a child) Third wife (entitlement dependent on a child) Third wife Third husband Child (including a disabled child or a student). Suffixes assigned by age, i.e.: Youngest Child Next youngest child Etc. Widow

C1 C2 C? D

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 E E1 E2 E3 F

Widower Second Widow Second Widower Widow who remarried after age 60 Widower who remarried after age 62 Surviving ex-wife Second surviving ex-wife Widowed mother Mother (ex-wife) who survives the retired worker Second widowed mother Second mother (ex-wife) who survives the retired worker Parent category (the F suffix is never used alone) for aged dependents Father Mother Stepfather Stepmother Adoptive father Adoptive mother Second “alleged” father Second “alleged” mother Special beneficiaries whose entitlement depends on the quarters of employment that they have under social security. Entitled to Part A.

F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 J&K

J1, J2, K1, K2

J3, J4, K3, K4 M

Not entitled to Part A, may purchase Part A. An individual enrolled in Part B who is not entitled to retirement and survivor’s or Railroad Retirement insurance and is not eligible for Part A but may purchase Part A coverage. An individual enrolled in Part B who meets the requirements for Part A but has not applied. An individual entitled to Part A benefits but not to retirement and survivor’s or Railroad Retirement insurance or who is entitled to Medicare based on chronic renal disease. It applies whether or not the beneficiary elects to receive Part B. Disabled widow Disabled widower Second disabled widow Second disabled widower Disabled surviving ex-wife Second disabled surviving ex-wife

M1

T

W W1 W2 W3 W6 W7

RAILROAD RETIREMENT PREFIXES PREFIX A H JA DESCRIPTION Retired railroad worker (Annuitant) Retired worker on a pension Survivor “Joint Annuitant”: an employee who is receiving a reduced annuity in order to guarantee payment to his widow. Spouse of Annuitant Spouse of Pensioner Parent of deceased Annuitant Parent of deceased Employee Parent of deceased Pensioner Widow or widower (of an Annuitant) who is 60 or over Widow with a child in her care or a child alone. Widow or widower (of an employee) who is 60 or over Widow (of an employee) with a child in her care or a child alone. Widow or widower of a pensioner Widow (of a pensioner) with a child in her care or a child alone.

MA MH PA PD PH WA WCA WD WCD

WH WCH


				
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