The SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers.
The SHINE Program is administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in partnership with elder service agencies, social service and community based agencies and Councils on Aging. The program is partially funded by the federal agency Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
SHINE counselors are on staff at Vineyard Health Care Access Program. Volunteer SHINE counselors are also available at Island senior centers.
Contact: 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636)