SHINE counseling services available during Medicare open enrollment

This year’s Medicare annual election period – also known as open enrollment – began on October 15 and runs through December 7. Deciding what health insurance options are right for you and your loved ones can be daunting. Fortunately, the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program is here to help!

The SHINE program supports the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ mission by providing free and unbiased health insurance counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers. SHINE’s counseling services are always free, impartial, and confidential. To learn more about SHINE’s services or speak with a volunteer, visit or call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) today!