Virtual MEDICARE Classes

SHINE Overview: Join SHINE in understanding how your local SHIP and SMP programs are available for one on one counseling and Medicare fraud education. This presentation will provide information on how to contact your local program and visit the Florida-SHINE website for more options. 

Medicare Basics: Join SHINE in learning all the basics to Medicare Part A,B,C,D and Medigap along with financial assistance. Also learn about your local program and how to contact a SHINE counselor for a one on one appointment.



Coronavirus Test

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a test to see if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). This test is covered when your doctor or other health care provider orders it. You pay nothing for this test. 


Contact your local SHINE program for a phone appointment today!




Latest News

Cancellation of SHINE/SMP In-Person Counseling, Presentations, and Outreach Events Until Further Notice

Due to the delicate nature of the services we provide, the clients we serve, our unique volunteer corps., and staff, the decision has been made to cancel all SHINE/SMP participation in scheduled outreach events, presentations, and in-person counseling until further notice. SHINE volunteers and staff will continue to provide counseling services, but they will be conducted over-the-phone. This will allow us to continue to provide services to those who need us, in a way that ensures the safety of our volunteers, clients, and local staff.







Fraud Alert!

Contact the SHINE SMP Program if you believe you have been a victim.

As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults are at greater risk for serious illness, they may target the older populations. There is currently no FDA-approved vaccine and although there are many treatments for symptoms, there is no "cure." However, scammers often use fear-based tactics to convince people that a vaccine or cure is now being offered. It is also important to remember that although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health officials may contact you if they believe you have been exposed to the virus, they will not ask you for insurance or financial information. 


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