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Health Insurance Claim (HIC) Number Suffixes

The following is a list of different types of Health Insurance Claim (HIC) Number Suffixes that may appear on a beneficiary’s Medicare Health Insurance Claim number (HIC).

Suffix Sex Explanation Suffix Sex Explanation
A M or F Primary wage earner B F Aged wife, first claimant
B1 M Husband, first claimant B2 F Young wife, first claimant
B3 F Aged wife, second claimant B4 M Aged husband, second claimant
B5 F Young wife, second claimant B6 F Divorced wife, first claimant
B7 F Young wife, third claimant B8 F Aged wife, third claimant
B9 F Divorced wife, second claimant BA F Wife age 62 or older, fourth claimant
BD F Wife age 62 or older, fifth claimant BG M Husband age 62 or older, third claimant
BH M Husband age 62 or older, fourth claimant BJ M Husband age 62 or older, fifth claimant
BK F Wife under age 62, fourth claimant BL F Wife under age 62, fifth claimant
BN F Divorced wife, third claimant BP F Divorced wife, fourth claimant
BQ F Divorced wife, fifth claimant BT M Divorced husband, second claimant
BW M Young husband, second claimant C1-C9 M or F Child (includes minor, student, or disabled child)
CA-CK M or F Child (includes minor, student, or disabled child) CB M or F Child or grandchild, disabled or student
D F Aged widow, first claimant D1 M Widower, first claimant
D2 F Aged widow, second claimant D3 M Widower, second claimant
D4 F Widow, remarried after age 60 D5 M Widower, remarried after age 60
D6 F Surviving divorced wife, first claimant D7 F Surviving divorced wife, second claimant
D8 F Aged widow, third claimant D9 F Widow, remarried after age 60, second claimant
DA F Widow, remarried after age 60, third claimant DC M Surviving divorced husband, first claimant
DD F Widow age 60 or older, fourth claimant DG F Widow age 60 or older, fifth claimant
DH M Widower age 60 or older, third claimant DJ M Widower age 60 or older, fourth claimant
DK M Widower age 60 or older, fifth claimant DL F Widow remarried after 60, fourth claimant
DM M Surviving divorced husband, second claimant DN F Widow remarried after 60, fifth claimant
DP M Widower remarried, second claimant DQ M Widower remarried, third claimant
DR M Widower remarried, fourth claimant DT M Widower remarried, fifth claimant
DV F Surviving divorced wife, third claimant DW F Surviving divorced wife, Fourth claimant
DX M Surviving divorced husband, fourth claimant DY F Surviving divorced wife, fifth claimant
DZ F Surviving divorced wife, fifth claimant E F Widowed mother, first claimant
E1 F Surviving divorced mother, first claimant E2 F Widowed mother, second claimant
E3 F Surviving divorced mother, second claimant E4 M Widower
E5 M Surviving divorced father, first claimant E6 M Widower father, second claimant
E7 F Widowed mother, third claimant E8 F Mother, fourth claimant
E9 M Surviving divorced father, second claimant EA F Mother, fifth claimant
EB F Surviving divorced mother, third claimant EC F Surviving divorced mother, fourth claimant
ED F Surviving divorced mother, fifth claimant EF M Father, third claimant
EG M Father, fourth claimant EH M Father, fifth claimant
EJ M Surviving divorced father, third claimant EK M Surviving divorced father, fourth claimant
EM M Surviving divorced father, fifth claimant F1 M Father
F2 F Mother F3 M Stepfather
F4 F Stepmother F5 M Adopting father
F6 F Adopting mother F7 M Second alleged father
F8 F Second alleged mother J1 M or F Primary prouty* entitled to deemed HIB, less than three quarters of coverage
J2 M or F Primary prouty* entitled to deemed HIB, over two quarters of coverage J3 M or F Primary prouty* not entitled to deemed HIB, less than three quarters of coverage
J4 M or F Primary prouty* not entitled to deemed HIB, over two quarters of coverage K1 F Prouty* wife entitled, less than three quarters
K2 F Prouty* wife entitled, over two quarters K3 F Prouty* wife not entitled, less than three quarters
K4 F Prouty* wife entitled, less than three quarters K5 F Second prouty* wife entitled, less than three quarters
K6 F Second prouty* wife entitled, over two quarters K7 F Second prouty* wife not entitled, less than three quarters
K8 F Second prouty* wife not entitled, over two quarters K9 F Entitled to HIB less than three quarters, third claimant
KA F Entitled to HIB three quarters or more, third claimant KB F Not entitled to HIB less than three quarters, third
claimant
KC F Not entitled to HIB three quarters or more, third claimant KD F Entitled to HIB less than three quarters, fourth claimant
KE F Not entitled to HIB three quarters or more, fourth claimant KF F Not entitled to HIB less than three quarters, fourth claimant
KG F Not entitled to HIB three quarters or more, fourth claimant KH F Entitled to HIB less than three quarters, fifth claimant
KJ F Entitled to HIB three quarters or more, fifth claimant KL F Not entitled to HIB three quarters or more, fifth claimant
KM F Not entitled to HIB three quarters or more, fifth claimant M M or F Uninsured, not qualified for deemed HIB
M1 M or F Uninsured, qualified for but refused HIB T M or F Uninsured, entitled to HIB under deemed or renal provisions
TA M or F MQGE**, primary claimant TB M or F MQGE** aged spouse, first claimant
TC M or F MQGE** disabled adult child , first claimant TD M or F MQGE** aged widow(er), first claimant
TE M or F MQGE** young widow(er), first claimant TF M MQGE** parent, male
TH M or F MQGE** aged spouse, third claimant TJ M or F MQGE** aged spouse, fourth claimant
TK M or F MQGE** aged spouse, fifth claimant TL M or F MQGE** aged widow(er), second claimant
TM M or F MQGE** aged widow(er), third claimant TN M or F MQGE** aged widow(er), fourth claimant
TP M or F MQGE** aged widow(er), fifth claimant TQ F MQGE **parent, female
TR M or F MQGE** young widow(er), second claimant TS M or F MQGE** young widow(er), third claimant
TT M or F MQGE** young widow(er), fourth claimant TU M or F MQGE** young widow(er), fifth claimant
TV M or F MQGE** disabled widow(er), fifth claimant TW M or F MQGE** disabled widow(er), first claimant
TX M or F MQGE** disabled widow(er), second claimant TY M or F MQGE** disabled widow(er), third claimant
TZ M or F MQGE** disabled widow(er), fourth claimant T2-T9 M or F Disabled child , second to ninth claimant
W F Disabled widow, first claimant W1 M Disabled widower, first claimant
W2 F Disabled widow, second claimant W3 M Disabled widower, second claimant
W4 F Disabled widow, third claimant W5 M Disabled widower, third claimant
W6 F Disabled surviving divorced wife, first claimant W7 F Disabled surviving divorced wife, second claimant
W8 F Disabled surviving divorced wife, third claimant W9 F Disabled widow, fourth claimant
WB M Disabled widower, fourth claimant WC F Disabled surviving divorced wife, fourth claimant
WF F Disabled widow, fifth claimant WG M Disabled widower, fifth claimant
WJ F Disabled surviving divorced wife, fifth claimant WR M Disabled surviving divorced husband, first claimant
WT M Disabled surviving divorced husband, second claimant

*Prouty- A person who turned 72 prior to 1968. Social Security Administration term established to distinguish certain eligible people.

** MQGE= Medicare Qualified Government Employee