Health Insurance

NEK Council offers free, health-insurance counseling for Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, their families, and disabled adults younger than 65 through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).





Medicare Boot Camp

Are you about to become eligible for Medicare? The NEK Council’s popular workshop presents the basics and the current options that go with Medicare. Boot Camp occurs throughout the year.

You can click the link below to view the 2018 Medicare Boot Camp dates and locations, this can also be printed.

Registration is required if you would like to attend one of the Boot Camps, please call us at 800-642-5119 to sign up today!

2018 Medicare Boot Camps Schedule


Our SHIP counselors help you understand issues with:

  • Medicare Part A Hospital Coverage
  • Medicare Part B Medical Coverage
  • Medicare Part D Prescription Coverage
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Employer Group Health Plans

Our SHIP counselors can also help you with these Federal and State Assistance Programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Vermont Pharmacy Program
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • Extra Help from Social Security for prescription drug plans

Our counselors can explain your options, assist you in comparing plans, and help you understand how Medicare works with other plans. To speak with a counselor, call 1-800-642-5119 or e-mail us at