SHINE Program: The SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) Program provides health insurance counseling services to elderly and disabled adults. SHINE counselors are trained to handle complex questions about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Health Maintenance Organizations, public benefits with health care components, Medicaid, free hospital care, prescription drug assistance programs, drug discount cards, and long-term health insurance. SHINE Toll Free State-Wide Number: 1-800-243-4636, http://www.medicareoutreach.org/
Prescription Advantage: 1-800-243-4636 press 2 - The state prescription drug assistance program for seniors and people with disabilities in Massachusetts, which helps pay for medications not covered under Medicare Part D ("donut hole").
MCPHS Pharmacy Outreach Program - A resource for prescription drug information and assistance. Toll-free telephone: 1-866-633-1617
Massachusetts Health Connector website - Independent state agency helping Massachusetts residents find the right health insurance
Health Care for All Consumer HelpLine – A free telephone for questions about health coverage in Massachusetts, general insurance questions, information about free and lower-cost programs and help with applications. Toll-free telephone: 1-800-272-4232.
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