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Where to find help

 

People who want to review or change their Medicare health coverage in 2014 can access local phone and online resources.

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a statewide resource offering free, unbiased and confidential information about Medicare options.

You can search for information on your own online or request a phone or in-person appointment with a trained, volunteer counselor. Expect to leave a message initially. When you speak with a counselor, it helps to have your Medicare card number, date of birth, ZIP code and a list of any medications you take.

Phone

Statewide: (800) 963-5337

Pasco/Pinellas: (727) 217-8111

Online

Hillsborough: www.AgingFlorida.com, (Choose “Medicare Assistance”)

Pasco, Pinellas: http://www.agingcarefl.org/ (Click on “Resources,” then “Medicare/Medicaid”)

National Medicare Resources

www.Medicare.gov/find-a-plan

(800) 633-4227