The word "Medicare" is written on a tiny chalk board with a stethoscope surrounding it.

Medicare 101

Learn about the different “Parts” of Medicare, supplemental plans, decisions to make during open enrollment, and how it works with other insurance. We’ll close with a hands-on workshop to compare Medicare plans using Triage Cancer's Medicare Options Comparison Worksheet.

September 13, 2023

8:30am PT/ 10:30am CT/ 11:30am ET
Duration: 120 minutes
Course Level: Beginner

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Accreditation Information

During this live and interactive webinar, social workers, nurses, and board-certified patient advocates in attendance will learn about Medicare, including eligibility, the different parts of the program, choices beneficiaries have regarding coverage, how Medicare works with other types of insurance, as well as an introduction to resources useful for comparing different plans, and information about programs available for financial assistance.

This webinar will provide social workers, nurses, and other types of health care professionals with a foundation to help patients make decisions about Medicare and provide appropriate referrals. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions in real time via a chat box.


Triage Cancer is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who meet the requirements will be awarded 2.0 contact hours.

120 minutes of instruction/60 minutes = 2.0 contact hours

Social Workers

Triage Cancer, #1689, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Triage Cancer maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/26/2023 to 08/26/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 continuing education credits.

Triage Cancer is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0626. Social workers completing this course will receive 2.0 contact hours.

This course, Medicare 101, Approval #01012023-2, provided by Triage Cancer is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 through August 31, 2024. New Jersey social workers will receive 2 Non Clinical CE credits for participating in this course.

Board Certified Patient Advocates

Triage Cancer (Provider Code BCPA-ACE2006) Webinar “Medicare 101” is approved for 2.0 CEs by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy the requirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). Program Approval Code BCPA-ACE2006.20230913.

Human Resources Professionals

Triage Cancer is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits(PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

Other Professionals

If you would like a general certificate of completion, you must indicate that when completing the webinar evaluation form. You must attend the entire event.

Evaluation forms are emailed after the webinar and are required for a certificate. You will also receive a post-test, which is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged.


  • 10:30-10:35pm Central – Welcome, Speaker Introduction
  • 10:35pm-12:15pm Central – Overview of Medicare, including eligibility, the different parts of the program, choices beneficiaries have regarding coverage, how Medicare works with other types of insurance, as well as an introduction to resources useful for comparing different plans, and information about programs available for financial assistance.
  • 12:15pm–12:20pm Central – Questions
  • 12:20-12:30pm Central – Post Test


  • Attendees will be able to articulate the different parts of Medicare.
  • Attendees will be able to outline the various Medicare enrollment periods.
  • Attendees will be able to identify the different financial assistance options available to individuals on Medicare.

Requirements to Receive Credit (all professionals)

In order to receive CE/contact hour/PDC, attendees must register individually. Participants who “listen in” on another participant’s phone/computer will not be eligible for credit. Participants must attend the entire webinar. No partial credit will be given.

Post-test & Evaluation

Participants will be emailed a link to the online evaluation and post-test one DAY after the completion of the webinar and will have one week to complete both. Participants must receive a passing grade (80%) on the post-test to receive CE/contact hour (only required for nurses and social workers). Participants who do not pass the post-test will be given one opportunity to re-take the test. Instructions and a link to re-take the exam will be emailed to every participant who does not receive a passing grade on the post-test. If participants do not pass the post-test on the second attempt they will not receive credit.


The relevant certificates will be emailed to eligible attendees within 4 weeks of the event.

Accreditation Questions or Grievances

Questions about Triage Cancer’s accreditation can be made by phone at424.456.4628 or via email at CE@TriageCancer.org. Complaints may be filed via fax (424) 258-7064, email CE@TriageCancer.org or by mail to 6348N. Milwaukee Ave. #136, Chicago, IL 60646.

While this educational program has received commercial support from the previously listed sponsors the content of the program has no relation to the commercial interest of the organization’s products or services.

System Requirements

Triage Cancer uses the Zoom platform to host its webinars. Please see Zoom's system requirements for more information.

An email will be sent to you after you register with additional login information.


Presenting this webinar is Triage Cancer Staff Attorney, Amanda Goodstadt, Esq.

Amanda Goodstadt

Amanda Goodstadt, Esq.
Staff Attorney

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