Medicare Counseling

Medicare Counseling or Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (S.H.I.I.P.)


The Pitt County Council on Aging serves as the local coordinating site for the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)  Aging Services staff and volunteers, trained by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), provide unbiased education and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries.  The Medicare counseling program at the Council on Aging is funded in part by Vidant Medical Center Foundation.


Counseling topics include:

  • Medicare Eligibility
  • Medicare Benefits
  • Medicare Supplements
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Medicare and Other Insurance Coverage


Although Medicare is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), eligibility and enrollment is handled by the Social Security Administration


Useful Resources:

New to Medicare?


Help with Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Costs)



Help with Medicare Part B Premium (Medicare Savings Program)


2016 Medicare Premiums and Deductible Information


2016 Medicare and You Handbook


Are You Considering a Medicare Supplement?


Medicare’s Preventive Benefits



Useful Links:

Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)


Social Security Administration (Eligibility and Enrollment)