Ask the Medicare Expert: Chris Sheridan

Greensboro and Lake Oconee Medicare Expert Chris SheridanEvery two weeks, our Medicare expert, Chris Sheridan, a licensed insurance broker, and owner of Sheridan Insurance Group, will be taking your questions about Medicare and other health insurance questions you may have.

Have a question for Chris? Please email Harvey Kart at or Daniel Casciato at

Q: What are the premiums for Medicare A & B?

Chris: Thank you for the question.  Part A does not have a premium if you or your spouse has worked 4 quarters and paid into the Medicare system. Part B has a standard premium for 2019 of $135.50. The Part B premium is income-based which means Medicare will charge more premium if your income is higher.

You can enroll online through or enroll by visiting a local social security administration office.

For further information, call Chris Sheridan at 706-621-6415 or email him at 

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The Editorial Team at Lake Oconee Health is made up of skilled health and wellness writers and experts, led by Daniel Casciato who has over 25 years of experience in healthcare writing. Since 1998, we have produced compelling and informative content for numerous publications, establishing ourselves as a trusted resource for health and wellness information. We aim to provide our readers with valuable insights and guidance to help them lead healthier and happier lives.