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What is a SHINE Counselor?

SHINE counselors are trained and certified each year through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in the various options available to Medicare beneficiaries – including:

Medicare Parts A & B Eligibility & Enrollment
Medicare Advantage (Part C) Medigap Supplements
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Part B Premium Assistance
Extra Help (LIS) and Prescription Advantage MassHealth
and other programs for people with limited resources that help with paying for health care costs

If you would like to volunteer for the SHINE program, or are interested in recruiting a SHINE Counselor for your site, call your local SHINE Program Director at

 (800) 243-4636; press 3, if calling from a landline or press 5, if calling from cell phone.

  or click here to be redirected to the Massachusetts State SHINE Program site.

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