SHIP Counseling


The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free, in-depth, one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Do you have questions or concerns about Medicare or Medicare related health insurance plans and programs?

SHIP answers questions about Medicare and assists people in obtaining coverage through options that include the Original Medicare program. Medicare Advantage (Part C) Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans, and programs designed to help people with limited incomes pay for their health care, such as Medicaid, the Medicare Savings Program and the Low Income Subsidies.  SHIP also helps people compare Medicare Supplemental insurance policies and explain how these and other supplemental insurance options (such as insurance plans for retirees) work with Medicare.  It also provides information on long-term care insurance and, when needed, refers beneficiaries to agencies such as the Social Security Administration and local Medicaid offices for additional assistance.

Please contact the Senior Center at (732) 562-1133 to schedule an appointment with a SHIP counselor if you are in need of these services.