Health care counseling services are focus of presentation

Health care counseling services are focus of presentation

Seniors learned about SHINE – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders – and its Medicare counseling services at a presentation July 11 at the Hagen Ranch Road Library.

“SHINE’S mission is to provide free and unbiased health insurance counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed choices,” Project Director Samantha Howell said. “SHINE services are free, unbiased and confidential.”

Four volunteer counselors – Willie Perskin, Sheila Shaffran, both of Boynton Beach, and Manny Athavale and Solon Liberman, both of Lake Worth – responded to questions and enrolled audience members in various programs, such as Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare supplemental insurance policies and other programs aimed at seniors with limited resources.

Read more here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/delray-beach/fl-drf-shine-0731-20130731,0,5800274.story