Medicare Sign Up Deadline

The deadline for senior citizens to sign up for the Medicare prescription plan part "D" is Monday at midnight.

Many seniors were playing the waiting game to sign up Monday at the Pitt County Council on Aging center. Counselors were on hand to help many of the often frustrated seniors make the right choice. And while saving money is the name of the game, those who don't sign up by the deadline face a penalty of one percent for every month they don't enroll.

For more information on enrolling you can call 1-800-medicare or click on the following link.