Medicare and Health Insurance Assistance

We are honored to have been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the North Carolina Department of Insurance for outstanding achievements and services for our              Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)!

Are you new to Medicare? Are you confused about which benefits are right for you? Do you need more information?


We offer individual Medicare Counseling sessions in Buncombe and Henderson County.  

For more information and/or to schedule an appointment, call (828) 277-8288.

To help answer some of your Medicare questions, join us for one of our

Introduction to Medicare - Understanding the Puzzle classes.

Sign up below.

Upcoming Classes: 

November 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Blue Ridge Health,

2579 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville

December 6, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Goodwill,

1616 Patton Ave, Asheville

February 28, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM OLLI/ Reuter Center,

1 University Heights, Asheville

Helpful links:

Social Security Administration, click to apply for Medicare

North Carolina SHIIP, click to learn more about SHIIP

North Carolina Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, click to check enrollment deadlines and get information about your choices.

North Carolina Hospital & Healthcare Guide

Listen to learn about our:
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To schedule an appointment with an ACA Navigator, call (855) 733-3711.



The Council on Aging of Buncombe County is a designated Navigator agency offering unbiased information regarding the Marketplace. Staff and volunteers assist community members with education and purchasing health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. 


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Call us:

(828) 277-8288


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