SHINE Program

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The SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) Program provides health insurance information, assistance, and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and others who have questions about insurance and public benefit programs.

SHINE Program staff and a network of certified volunteer counselors provide information about Medicare, Medigap, MassHealth, prescription drug programs, and other health assistance programs. Medicare plans change every year. Review your options…SHINE Can Help!

Counseling and assistance is provided free of charge. Contact at HESSCO at (781) 784-4944 to be connected with a counselor.

To keep them abreast of the latest information, volunteer SHINE counselors receive ongoing training and supervision from HESSCO’s SHINE Program Director.

Could you be the Perfect SHINE Counselor?

HESSCO is currently seeking applicants who are interested in becoming new SHINE volunteer counselors.  Do you like to help people and have time after your retirement to volunteer? Are you able to communicate well with a diverse population and enjoy learning technical insurance information? If so you may be the perfect SHINE volunteer counselor. HESSCO will host a new counselor training at our office in Sharon on Fridays starting on February 15 th through May 10 th. Training runs from 10 am – 2 pm each Friday with April 19th off. Please email for more information.