The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helps people of all ages who have Medicare coverage or will soon be eligible for Medicare with health insurance issues such as:

  • Medicare Supplements
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • Medicaid
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Health Insurance Plan Comparisons
  • Billing and Claims
  • Rights and Protections
  • Long-term Care options

During the Medicare Open Enrollment period (October through December), Certified SHIP Counselors and Volunteers conduct free health plan comparisons and enroll individuals in the health plan of their choice.

SHIP counselors and volunteers work year round to help beneficiaries with their Medicare issues. They are also available to give educational presentations on Medicare and other related insurance coverage topics.