Medicare Counseling

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 3/9/2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
  Counseling is free of charge and offered on the second Thursday of each month from 1-5 p.m. by APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an APPOINTMENT, call the SHIP office at (732) 728-1331. The sessions will take place in the library's Computer Lab.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about their health insurance. SHIP is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services with major funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal Medicare agency.

Medicare beneficiaries frequently have questions about benefits and claims, supplement policies, and long-term care insurance. Volunteer counselors, trained in areas of health insurance coverage and benefits that affect Medicare beneficiaries, provide information and assistance for dealing with claims and in evaluating health insurance needs.

Volunteer counselors do not provide legal advice, sell, recommend, endorse any specific insurance product, agent, insurance company, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plan. They provide information and assistance so that you can make your own decisions.

Location: Computer Lab