It is a magnetic stripe, plastic card like the one show below. The information on the face of the card includes the following:
Each individual household member is issued their own card.
***Generation number: This is a number that is automatically added in the system to indicate how many cards an individual has been sent. For example, the very first original plastic card would have a generation number of 001. If the client reports a card is lost the next card would have a generation number of 002, etc. The generation number is not part of the ID number.
A card will be generated and mailed to eligible individuals within two days of approval for the Medical Assistance Program.
Recipients are to report lost, stolen or damaged cards to their benefits specialist. The benefits specialist will have the capability to "order" replacement cards.
The Medical Benefits Card does not guarantee Medical Assistance eligibility. The provider is responsible for verifying eligibility through the Department of Social Services, Division of Medical Services. The verification process can take one of two forms: