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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential.

For those interested in learning about MedicareElder Options will be offering virtual classes through the SHINE program. Here is your opportunity to attend these classes from your place of comfort. To register for a class, please call (352) 692-5262 or send email shine@agingresources.org.

Current class schedule for the week of July 6th:

Entire Week: Medicare 101 (Provides an overview of the different Parts of Medicare including: Parts A, B, C, & D, Medigap and available financial assistance). Available all-day all week.

Entire week: Medicare Part C (Provides an overview of Medicare Advantage options available in Florida). Available all-day all week.

7 de Julio, toda la dia: Presentacion del programa SHINE. Available anytime all-day.

Tuesday, July 7, 10:00 AM: Medicare Basics (Designed to provide an overview of Medicare options and how SHINE can help). Questions, please call 1-800-336-2226.

Tuesday, July 7, 2:00-3:30 PM: Medicare 101 (Provides an overview of the different Parts of Medicare including: Parts A, B, C, & D, Medigap and available financial assistance). To join email or call 352-692-5262 for registration information.

Tuesday, July 7, 1:00 PM: Medicare Part D (How Medicare drug coverage works).

Wednesday, July 8, 10:00 AM: Medicare Basics (Designed to provide an overview of Medicare options and how SHINE can help).

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12:00 PM: Medicare Part C (Provides an overview of Medicare Advantage options available in Florida).

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12:00 PM: Medicare and COVID-19 (Medicare coverage related to COVID-19).

Wednesday, July 8, 2:00 PM: SMP Presentation (Learn how to protect, detect, and report Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse).

Wednesday, July 8, 2:00-3:30 PM: Financial Assistance (Need help paying for your part B or need extra help paying for your prescriptions?) To register email or call 352-692-5262 for registration information. 

Thursday, July 9, 10:00-11:30 AM: SMP Presentation (Learn how to protect, detect, and report Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse). To register email or call 352-692-5262 for registration information.

Friday, July 10, 11:00 AM: Medicare 101 (Provides an overview of the different Parts of Medicare including: Parts A, B, C, & D, Medigap and available financial assistance).

Tuesday, July 14, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM: Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Introduction to SHINE 

Thursday, July 16, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM: Medicare Part C 

Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM: Navigatiing Medicare.gov

Miercoles, 22 de julio 2:00 PM-3:30 PM: Medicare 101 Correo Electronico

Thursday, July 23, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM: Medicare & COVID-19