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New Benefits Identification Card Design Coming Soon

May 25, 2016

As California’s largest health insurer, Medi-Cal provides coverage to more than 14 million people including childless adults, families, seniors and children. In commemoration of Medi-Cal’s 50th anniversary, the Benefits Identification Card (BIC) is being redesigned. This new design, featuring the California poppy, will be provided to newly eligible recipients and recipients requesting replacement cards. There are no plans to provide the new card to the entire Medi-Cal population.


Both BIC designs should be accepted by providers. Providers must continue to verify eligibility. Possession of a Medi-Cal BIC does not guarantee eligibility. Providers may refer to the Eligibility: Recipient Identification section of the Part 1 provider manual for more details.

Providers are encouraged to visit the Medi-Cal website regularly for further updates.