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Where to find help

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People who want to review or change their Medicare health coverage in 2014 can access local phone and online resources.

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a statewide resource offering free, unbiased and confidential information about Medicare options.

You can search for information on your own online or request a phone or in-person appointment with a trained, volunteer counselor. Expect to leave a message initially. When you speak with a counselor, it helps to have your Medicare card number, date of birth, ZIP code and a list of any medications you take.

Phone

Statewide: (800) 963-5337

Pasco/Pinellas: (727) 217-8111

Online

Hillsborough: www.AgingFlorida.com, (Choose “Medicare Assistance”)

Pasco, Pinellas: http://www.agingcarefl.org/ (Click on “Resources,” then “Medicare/Medicaid”)

National Medicare Resources

www.Medicare.gov/find-a-plan

(800) 633-4227

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