SHINE―Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders
SHINE is a state health insurance assistance program for elder Floridians. It provides educational materials and free, unbiased insurance counseling to Florida elders, caregivers and family members. Their goal is to help elders understand and receive the health insurance coverage they need through Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription Assistance, Long-term Care Planning and Insurance, and other health care issues.
Al Oberlander is a SHINE volunteer who comes to Land O' Lakes on Mondays. He answers questions and sets up face-to-face appointments to discuss issues. There are other volunteers at different locations across Pasco and the State of Florida. Feel free to contact SHINE if you have questions by:
- dialing the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337)
- emailing them at email@example.com
- visiting SHINE's Web site at http://www.floridashine.org/