Health Insurance (SHINE)

Serving Those with Health Insurance & Medicare Needs (S.H.I.N.E.)

Shine - Serving the Health Insurance Needs of EveryoneThe SHINE Program (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) is a statewide program that provides free health care information, assistance, and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers.

Call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment at 508-385-5067. Appointments are every Tuesday. You must call for an appointment. All appointments are free and confidential.

How SHINE can help you:

  • SHINE Counselors help Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers navigate the complex health insurance system.
  • A SHINE Counselor can explain Medicare options and how Medicare works in everyday language.
  • A SHINE Counselor can help you compare the costs and benefits of Medicare and other health insurance options and help you enroll in a health insurance program that best fits your needs.
  • A SHINE Counselor can help people with limited resources enroll in programs that help pay health insurance costs.
  • For more information about SHINE, visit the SHINE website.