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SHINE Counseling Program

At WestMass ElderCare, we offer expert guidance and support to help you navigate the complexities of Medicare. Our certified SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) counselor is committed to providing individuals with free health insurance counseling tailored to their specific needs. Their expertise in the field ensures that individuals receive personalized guidance and assistance to make informed decisions about their health insurance options.

Our SHINE counselor is equipped with comprehensive knowledge about Medicare and is ready to address any questions or concerns you may have. We understand that making decisions about your health benefits can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Our services encompass a wide range of Medicare options, including Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Coverage (Part D), and Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap). We aim to provide you with a clear understanding of these options, enabling you to make informed choices about your healthcare coverage.

In addition to Medicare, we can help you review your eligibility for various Public Assistance programs. These programs include Prescription Advantage, Extra Help from Social Security, and MassHealth. Our counselor can guide you through the eligibility criteria, helping you determine if you qualify for these beneficial programs.

Saving money on prescription drugs and health insurance is a priority for many individuals, and we are here to assist you in achieving that goal. Our counselor can provide valuable insights and strategies to help you reduce your prescription drug and health insurance expenses. Furthermore, we can help you apply for programs specifically designed to lower your costs, ensuring that you have access to the care you need without undue financial burden.

If you are in search of the Medicare prescription drug plan that covers your medications, we can assist you in selecting the most suitable option. Our counselor will work closely with you to understand your specific medication needs and preferences, helping you find the plan that best aligns with your requirements.

Our services are available to Massachusetts residents with Medicare, as well as those approaching Medicare eligibility. We also extend our support to caregivers of Medicare-eligible individuals, recognizing the importance of their role in the healthcare decision-making process.

We are dedicated to empowering you with the knowledge and resources necessary to make informed decisions about your healthcare coverage. Contact us today to take advantage of our free counseling services and embark on a path towards enhanced peace of mind and financial security.

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