State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Do you have questions about your Medicare?

Contact a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselor.

Do you need assistance understanding or completing your Medicare or other Insurance paperwork? The State  Health Insurance Program (SHIP) may be able to help. A SHIP volunteer counselor is available to assist you and answer questions. 

To schedule an appointment, please call SYLS office 973-535-7925 during office hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. This is a free service.

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

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 sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services with major funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Volunteer counselors do not provide legal advice, sell, recommend, endorse any specific insurance product, agent, insurance company, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plan. They provide information and assistance so that you can make your own decisions. Counseling is free of charge.