State Health Insurance Program

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The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions, about their health insurance. SHIP is a statewide program administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services with financial assistance through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living. Volunteer counselors, trained in areas of health insurance coverage and benefits that affect Medicare beneficiaries, provide information and assistance for dealing with claims and in evaluating health insurance options.

Volunteer counselors do not provide legal advice, sell, recommend, or endorse any specific insurance product, agent, insurance company or plan. They provide information and assistance to enable an individual to make an informed decision. Counseling is free of charge.

The main SHIP office in Somerset County is located within the Office on Aging and Disability Services located at 27 Warren Street in Somerville, NJ and appointments can be made for satellite office visits. To contact the SHIP office call 908-704-6346.

Click here to see the Fall 2020 SHIP Newsletter


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