State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Do you have questions about your Medicare?

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.

Watch the Video:
2021 Medicare Presentation 

SHIP counselors are now available for in-person counseling sessions at the Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave. To set up an appointment at the community center, call 973-535-7925, option 8, M - F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 
JFS is asking individuals who schedule in-person sessions to share their vaccination status. Online appointment options are available.

Medicare beneficiaries frequently have questions about benefits and supplement policies (known as Medigaps). Volunteer counselors, trained in areas of health insurance coverage & benefits that affect Medicare beneficiaries, provide information and assistance for dealing with claims and in evaluating health insurance options.

For additional information, visit the New Jersey SHIP Website: or call 1-800-792-8820.

Volunteer counselors do not provide legal advice, sell, recommend, endorse any specific insurance product, agent insurance company or plan. They provide information and assistance so that you can make your own decisions. Counseling is free of charge.