Serving Monmouth County

SHIP / Medicare Counseling

Navigating Medicare can be complicated. SHIP can help.
SHIP is your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program. SHIP provides unbiased help to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers. Whether you are new to Medicare, reviewing Medicare plan options, or have questions on how to use your Medicare, SHIP can help.

SHIP can help with one-on-one guidance:
– Understanding costs and coverage
– Enrolling in and changing plans
– Comparing options
– Paying for Medicare and prescriptions
– Correcting billing issues

We can also assist eligible beneficiaries with the NJSave application in order to save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses. For more information visit NJSAVE.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

SHIP volunteer counselors are members of your local community who have been screened, trained, and certified as Medicare experts. Their only priority is helping you make informed decisions about your care and benefits.

Counseling is free of charge. To find a counselor near you, please call 732.728.1331, or submit the form below and we will contact you!

Call (732)-728-1331Get Started

SHIP is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services with major funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. To obtain contact information for SHIP in another New Jersey County or state call 800.792.8820.

Help others navigate Medicare with your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).

Become a SHIP Volunteer

SHIP provides unbiased support to Medicare beneficiaries and their families so they can make informed decisions about their care and benefits. Navigating Medicare can be complicated, but SHIP can help by answering questions and providing personalized guidance to those who need it.
You know your community best. That’s why we want your help to support your friends and neighbors as they enroll in Medicare for the first time, review plan options, or troubleshoot problems.
SHIP screens, trains, and certifies all volunteers as Medicare experts so you don’t need a background in health insurance to get involved. All you need is integrity, a willingness to learn, and a desire to help others.

For some, being a SHIP volunteers offers a chance to give something back to their community. For others, it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

If you would like to become a SHIP volunteer and help people in your community better understand their Medicare-related insurance options, complete our Volunteer Application, or call 732.728.1331.

Call (732)-728-1331Volunteer Application