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: How do I sign up for Medicare when I turn 65?

Chris: Thank you for the question. If you are already receiving social security benefits, you will automatically be enrolled into Medicare A and B and your card will arrive in your mailbox before your 65th birthday month.

If you are not already collecting social security, you will have to sign up for Medicare. The window to sign up for Medicare starts three months prior to your birthday month and goes through three months after your 65th birthday month.

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.