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Howard Kossover: Laminate your Medicare card? There’s no law that says you can’t

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Q: Is it ok to laminate a Medicare card to protect it?

A: I am not aware of any recommendation against laminating Medicare cards.


The Social Security Administration does recommend against laminating Social Security number cards although doing so will not invalidate the card.

Do not routinely carry your Social Security card with you. Lost or damaged Medicare cards are easily replaced online at no charge.

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