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The 2019 Arnie Abrams Volunteer of the Year Award Winner

At the end of the October 2019 SHINE Leadership Meeting, the Department of Elder Affairs was able to celebrate the contributions of more than 490 statewide volunteers.  The Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program announced Nick Ross as the award winner for the Arnie Abrams Volunteer of the Year Award.  Learn More

Virtual Medicare Classes Being Offered Starting Monday, August 17, 2020, please join us!

Visit our Facebook Page @Florida.ship for specific event details. You can also find a direct link to any class we are offering to the right of this picture under the Alert section. Just locate the class of your choice!

Virtual Calendar
 
SHINE volunteers continue to serve you, contact us for any Medicare assistance you need!

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Who We Are

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential.

Our Mission

The SHINE program supports the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ mission by providing free and unbiased health insurance counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed health care choices.

Request Assistance

Need a Resource? Contact Us.
 

Find enrollment events in your area.


 

ALERT!


We're still open! Despite complications caused by the Coronavirus Health Emergency, SHINE, continues to find creative, socially distant solutions to provide local, in-depth, and objective insurance counseling and assistance. Call 1-800-963-5337 and ask to speak to SHINE.
 

Due to COVID-19 our in-person counseling sites are closed. However, we are providing our Virtual Medicare Classes! Here's the schedule for the week of Week 8/17/2020!
 

Join us at any of the following!

Entire Week: SHINE Program Overview (Provides a brief snapshot of the SHINE Program and its services available to local communities). Available all-day all week. To join visit https://youtube.com.

Entire Week: SHINE Program Overview (Provides a brief snapshot of the SHINE Program and its services available to local communities). Available all-day all week. To join visit https://youtube.com.

Entire Week: Presentacion del programa SHINE (Descripcion general del programa) Available all-day all week. To join visit https://youtube.com.

Entire Week: SHINE Program Overview 
(Provides a brief snapshot of the SHINE Program and its services available to local communities). Available all-day all week. To join visit https://youtube.com

Entire Week: Presentacion del programa SHINE (Descripcion general del programa) Available all-day all week. To join visit https://youtube.com.

Monday, August 17, 2020, 2:00 PM: Medicare Basics (Designed to provide an overview of Medicare options and how SHINE can help). To join visit www.facebook.com.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 2:00 PM: Navigating Medicare.gov (Learn your way around Medicare.gov, test your knowledge, set your account up, and use the Plan Finder Tool). Register in advance of this class by emailing shine@agingresources.org or call 352-692-5262.

Martes, 18 de Agosto de 2020, 11:00 AM: SMP Programma Senior Medicare Patrol en espanol (En Zoom https://zoom.us. Haz clik en "Join a Meeting," ID 854 5814 1457, clave 152105. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 10:00 AM: Medicare Basics (Provids an overview of the different parts of Medicare including: Parts A, B, C, D, Medigap, and available financial assistance). Register in advance for this class by visiting https://zoom.us.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00 PM: Medicare Part D 
(How Medicare drug coverage works). Register in advance for this class by visiting https://zoom.us.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:00 PM: Financial Assistance (Provides an overview of two financial assistance programs that helps to reduce the cost of Medicare Part B and prescription costs).  Register in advance for this class by visiting https://zoom.us.

Miercoles, 19 de Agosto de 2020, 2:00 PM: Medicare 101 en espanol (Provee una vision general sobre los partes de Medicare incluyendo A, B, C, D, Medigap y ayuda financial). Register in advance of this class by emailing shine@agingresources.org or call 352-692-5262.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 4:00 PM: Medicare Part C (Provides an overview of Medicare Advantage options available in Florida). Join by visiting https://zoom.us or call SRA at 407-514-1800 option 3 for more information.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 11:00 AM: Medicare Part C (Provides an overview of Medicare Advantage options available in Florida). Register in advance of this class by visiting https://zoom.us.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:00 PM: Medicare 101 (Provides an overview of the different Parts of Medicare including: Parts A, B, C, & D, Medigap and available financial assistance). Register in advance of this class by visiting https://zoom.us. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:00 PM: Medicare Part D (How Medicare drug coverage works). Join by visiting https://zoom.us or call SRA at 407-514-1800 option 3 for more information.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2:00 PM: Medicare and COVID-19 (Medicare coverage related to COVID-19). Register in advance of this class by emailing shine@agingresources.org or call 352-692-5262.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2:00 PM: Long Term Care (Overview of some of the issues regarding Long-Term Care Planning in Florida). Join by visiting www.facebook.com.

Friday, August 21, 2020, 2:00 PM: Financial Assistance (
Need help paying for your Part B or need extra help paying for your prescriptions?) To register visit https://zoom.us.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information to join the event.

Latest News
Cancellation of SHINE/SMP In-Person Counseling, Presentations, and Outreach Events Until Further Notice

Due to the delicate nature of the services we provide, the clients we serve, our unique volunteer corps., and staff, the decision has been made to cancel all SHINE/SMP participation in scheduled outreach events, presentations, and in-person counseling until further notice. SHINE volunteers and staff will continue to provide counseling services, but they will be conducted over-the-phone. This will allow us to continue to provide services to those who need us, in a way that ensures the safety of our volunteers, clients, and local staff.

To learn more, speak with a local Medicare counselor provided to you by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE Program.  For assistance, contact the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337, or visit
www.floridashine.org. Click on the Community Events tab to see a listing of enrollment events in your area, click on the Counseling Sites tab to locate counseling sites near you, or click on the Contact Us Tab to request assistance from a trained SHINE counselor. 

Remember you must make your changes before midnight on December 7, 2019, do not hesitate call SHINE today! 

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