Welcome to Medicare Virtual Fair
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Open 3:00-7:00 PM ET
Agenda and Registration (available in English and Spanish)
This virtual fair is for people turning 65, retiring, or joining Medicare because of a disability. Learn about Medicare and all its parts to help you in your enrollment decisions. There is no cost to attend. Join online for any length of time.
Get trusted, unbiased information to help you make Medicare choices that best meet your needs.
There will be expert presenters on Medicare eligibility, enrollment, and coverage options. Chat with exhibitors from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for answers to your individual questions.
3:00 – 3:10: Welcome
Presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living,
Office of Healthcare Information and Counseling
3:10 – 3:20: How Your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Can Help You
Presented by the SHIP National Technical Assistance Center
3:20 – 5:20: Medicare Eligibility, Enrollment, Coverage Options, and Coordination with
Presented by State Health Insurance Assistance Program experts
We will explain who is eligible for Medicare and when, how to sign up for Medicare, and what to do if you
are still working when you are eligible for Medicare. We will also discuss Medicare costs, including the
importance of avoiding late enrollment penalties. You will learn how to navigate your Medicare coverage
options and how Medicare works with other insurances, such as employer insurance, Medigap
supplemental insurance, and retiree insurance.
5:20 – 5:40: Break (and an opportunity to visit with SHIP exhibitors)
5:40 – 6:50: The Federal Government’s Role in Medicare, Avoiding Medicare Fraud, and
Medicare Assistance Programs.
Presented by representatives from the Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services, Senior Medicare Patrol, and the National Council on Aging.
6:50 – 7:00: Closing