SHINE - Health Insurance

The SHINE Program (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare. People who have Medicare or who are about to become eligible for Medicare can talk witha counselor to learn about benefits and options available. Contact the Council on Aging to arrange an appointment.

A SHINE counselor will help you:

•Understand your insurance coverage

•Find the right coverage for you

•Find ways you can save money on your prescription drugs and health insurance

•Help you apply for programs that will lower your costs

•Select the Medicare prescription drug plan that covers your medications

For assistance in applying for Mass Health contact Tobey Hospital at 508-295-0880.