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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Wednesday October 25th at the Edgemont House in Edgemont Park the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will be providing free help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries with questions about Medicare Open Enrollment. SHIP is a statewide program administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services with financial assistance through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Volunteer counselors, trained in areas of health insurance coverage and benefits that affect Medicare beneficiaries, provide information and assistance for dealing with claims and in evaluating health insurance options.They can provide information on all the 2018 Medicare Advantage Plans available in Essex and help individuals choose a Part D Prescription Plan for 20198.

Volunteer counselors do not provide legal advice, sell, recommend, or endorse any specific insurance product, agent, insurance company or plan. They provide information and assistance so that you can make your own decisions. Counseling is free of charge.  For more information or to set up a counselling session call the Essex County SHIP office at 973-637-1717 .

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