Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Assistance

October 2023Nantucket Cottage Hospital is offering limited phone consultations for Open Enrollment Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) assistance. Please call 508-825-8196, Monday – Friday, to schedule an appointment between October 17th and December 7th.

Additional assistance is available from the SHINE Program, a State Health Insurance Program that provides free, one-on-one health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. Phone appointments for Nantucket residents are available through SHINE by calling 508-375-6762. You can also email

The SHINE Program can assist with questions about the following:

  • Medicare
  • Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare HMOs, PPOs)
  • Insurance Claim Forms
  • Medicare Supplements (“Medigap”)
  • Medicaid/MassHealth
  • Prescription Advantage
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
  • One Care Plans
  • Health Insurance Options
  • Prescription Drug Options
  • Long-Term Care Insurance

Some of the services that SHINE counselors provide include:

  • Reviewing your current coverage
  • Reviewing your eligibility for financial assistance
  • Providing health insurance plan comparisons
  • Helping prepare health benefit claim forms and applications

Counselors are volunteers trained and certified through the SHINE Program.


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10 / 17 / 2023 by