Local Help for People with Medicare
Atlantic County Aging and Disability Resource Connection has certified SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselors who offer FREE and confidential one-on-one counseling and assistance for those responsible for making healthcare choices for Medicare beneficiaries. We are here to educate, advocate, counsel and empower Medicare beneficiaries to make informed healthcare decisions to meet their needs.
SHIP counselors also provide information and assistance for beneficiaries with limited income as well as resources for those applying for Extra Help to pay for prescriptions and Medicare Part B premiums and special benefits programs.
If you are a Medicare beneficiary who feels overwhelmed by health and prescription insurance plan choices, needs assistance in choosing the right coverage or has questions about a claim, SHIP counselors are ready and willing to provide FREE and personalized help.
Atlantic County SHIP is here to help with:
Medicare Savings Programs and State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs:
Income Eligibility Chart for New Jersey
Medicare Part B Premium Savings – Call 1-888-426-9243 (in-county) to apply
LIS – Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help for Prescriptions)
Utility Cost Assistance:
New Jersey Home Energy Programs
Home Energy Assistance Universal Service Fund Weatherization Assistance
OCEAN Inc. Home Energy Assistance Program
76 W. Jimmy Leeds Rd., Suite 103
Galloway, NJ 08205
Hearing Aid Assistance:
Medicare Frequently Asked Questions:
Help Fight Medicare Fraud
If you would like to become a SHIP volunteer and help people in your community better understand their Medicare-related insurance options, please call the Ship Coordinator, Sandra Santoro at 609.645-5965. Watch this video from the NJ Department of Human Services for more information.
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (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 (ACL).