Well it seems you cannot merge existing EA accounts. I think that sucks. Thankfully I had a secondary, backup, unused email acccount I could transfer my old account information to so I would not loose anything important.
I really think EA needs to change their policy here. It is very annoying, to say the least, that account mergers are not permitted. I find it hard to think of any industry (outside of the game industry of course) where customers cannot merge their accounts.
Hopefully this doesn't bite me in the ass, again, at some future time and date.