The Shepherd's Center and Senior
Services hold regular "Welcome to Medicare"
workshops designed for those who are new to
will be eligible for Medicare soon, the workshop
“Welcome to Medicare" may be of interest. Attend
the two-hour program and learn about the many
options available so that you can make the choices
that are right for you when the time comes to
Before requesting a face-to-face appointment with a
SHIIP counselor to discuss your Medicare options, it
is advised that you attend a “Welcome to Medicare”
Welcome to Medicare Sessions
To accommodate those
still working, or if a daytime meeting is not
convenient, the Shepherd's Center holds sessions on the first Tuesday
of most months at various locations throughout
Forsyth County from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. See the link below for the next
workshop and location. SEE
FLYER FOR NEXT SESSION. You may also
register online at
Enroll in Medicare On-line
It’s convenient, quick and easy. There’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative.
Use the online application to sign up for Medicare. It takes less than 10 minutes. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you’re done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required. Social Security will process your application and contact you if we need more information. Otherwise you’ll receive your Medicare card in the mail.
Medicare is managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Social Security works with CMS by enrolling people in Medicare.
For more information about applying for Medicare only and delaying retirement benefits, visit Applying for Medicare Only – Before You Decide.
To enroll on-line go to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/medicare/apply.html
Annual Open Enrollment Sessions
The Medicare Annual Open
Enrollment period is from October 15 to
December 7. During that time, Medicare Beneficiaries
can elect to change their Medicare plans including
Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug plans,
and if qualified, elect a Medigap or Supplement
plan. Sessions will be held at the Shepherd's Center
from October to December on most Friday afternoons.
Reservations are required.
Using The Medicare
Website to Enroll in Plans
The Medicare website (www.medicare.gov)
is an excellent resource for individuals who wish to
compare plans as well as enroll in a Medicare
Advantage Plan or a Prescription Drug Plan. A
tutorial is attached to guide you through the
process. If you need assistance, please call and
we will provide you assistance. SEE
ATTACHED RESOURCE FOR GUIDANCE