DENVILLE, NJ – Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. For Medicare beneficiaries (or their caregivers) in need of assistance with health insurance claims, health insurance options or Medicare forms, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) has trained counselors who can provide free information and help. They will highlight and explain various Medicare plans, including Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans.

SHIP is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services with grant funding from the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Call 973-784-4900 (x3501) for the nearest SHIP counselor. Many local hospitals also have trained SHIP counselors onsite.

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