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) 

2018 Medicare Premiums and Deductible Information

2018 Medicare and You

2018 Medicare and You Handbook

Are You Considering a Medicare Supplement? 

Medicare’s Preventive & Screening Services 

Medicare’s Preventive Benefits

What is a Medicare Summary Notice?

Medicare Fraud and Scams

Fraud Advisory July 2018

New Medicare Cards are Coming

Guard your Card

Stop Medicare Prescription Drug Scams

Medicare Premiums & Deductible Chart 2019

 Useful Links:

Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

NC Senior Medicare Patrol (Protect, Detect and Report Medicare Fraud and Scams)


Social Security Administration (Eligibility and Enrollment)