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Tag: Medicare counseling

Medigaps

Medigaps, what are they? Medigaps are health insurance policies that offer standardized benefits to work only with Original Medicare (not with Medicare Advantage). They are sold by private insurance companies. If you have a Medigap, it pays part… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Celebrating 9 Years with SHINE

SHINE counselor, Lynn Medini, celebrated 9 years of service; she’ll be retiring from her volunteer role in May.  When approaching turning 65, Lynn attended a SHINE-hosted Medicare presentation and soon followed up on how to become a SHINE-trained… Read More

April is National Volunteer Month!

Navigating Medicare can be complicated, but trained volunteers can help by answering questions and providing personalized guidance to those who need it. We want your help to support members of your community as they enroll in Medicare for… Read More

What’s New in 2023?

Your Medicare coverage and costs can change each year, so it is important to understand and review your benefits. Click here for an overview of what’s new in 2023 (pdf). If you have questions about changes in costs… Read More

Assistance with Medicare Open Enrollment

  Not available on Tuesdays or Thursdays? SHINE counselors are available Monday – Friday to assist you with Medicare’s Open Enrollment and all matters related to Medicare including access to preventive services, cost-saving programs and identifying and reporting… Read More