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Health Insurance / Medicare Counseling ("SHIP")

Central Vermont Council on Aging provides information, counseling, and assistance to all Medicare eligible persons under the auspices of the State Health Insurance & Assistance Program or “SHIP”.

Our staff counsels individuals and provides workshops to the public on Medicare. We can answer your questions about Medicare, private insurance plans, supplemental insurance plans, and Vermont State insurance programs. We offer regularly scheduled “Welcome to Medicare” workshops to the public at our Barre and Morrisville locations. Here are the programs we offer:

Health Insurance Counseling is available to answer your questions about Medicare or other insurance plans, including the Vermont State programs. We can also guide you through your online enrollment.

Medicare Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system. Click Here for Schedule.

Medicare in Plain English: We have prepared a summary of the various aspects of health insurance available through Medicare. ¨ State Health Insurance: Vermont offers several programs that provide health care and prescription coverage.

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