SAGE Eldercare’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors are available at no charge to discuss Medicare plans and options for 2024 Open Enrollment, October 15 – December 7. To request an appointment, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnGnQ6OpjbvcWi7bZec7UlcNs0vfJ-0P3iGDjgRXo6Hss8ZQ/viewform.
SAGE is hosting free virtual education sessions on Tuesdays during open enrollment 6:00PM-7:30PM. Attendees are asked to come with a prepared list of questions. To register and receive the session link, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oep-medicare-101-tickets-739358319637?aff=oddtdtcreator.
SAGE Eldercare serves as the SHIP representative for Union County. Staff and volunteers are available for free, personalized, confidential, and objective Medicare counseling regarding program options, claims, billing, appeals and information about programs for people with limited income and resources. The counselors receive ongoing training from the Division of Aging Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services.
If you are a Medicare beneficiary and resident of Union County with questions about Medicare, call 908-273-6999 or email the SHIP office at Sage Eldercare firstname.lastname@example.org for free, objective, and confidential services. Anyone residing outside Union County can visit medicare.gov or call 1‑800‑MEDICARE to get the phone numbers of SHIP representatives in other NJ counties or in other U.S. states.
SHIP is a state-wide program, administered by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Senior Affairs, with major funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Sage is the sponsoring organization for the program in Union County.
SHIP counselors do not provide legal advice, sell, recommend, or endorse any specific insurance product, agency, insurance company or HMO. They provide information and assistance so that clients can make their own decisions.