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Local Medicare Help

Trusted, unbiased, one-on-one
counseling and assistance.

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Dedicated SHIP volunteers help people navigate Medicare.

Looking for help? Find your local SHIP here:

SHIP Locator
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Getting Ready for Medicare?

Click "News" to access Welcome to Medicare Virtual Fair recordings. Click "SSA" to learn about signing up through Social Security.

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Excluded from Medicare Coverage: Long-Term Care, Dental, and Vision

There are certain types of care that Medicare doesn’t cover. In addition to learning about these exclusions, read about other ways of accessing or paying for these services.

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Resources for SHIPs

If you are a SHIP staff member or volunteer, training and technical assistance is available.

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Our Mission

The SHIP Mission is to empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through objective outreach, counseling, and training to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits.

Success Stories

SHIPs and their highly trained volunteers help thousands navigate Medicare each year. Watch these stories to see how SHIP can help you or how you can help others.

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Annie Selley

Volunteer Story

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"It’s just a joy and a blessing, to help and to give. And it doesn’t take a lot of your time”

William Chao

Volunteer Story

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"I feel like I’m respected by people, and the people know me and can ask for help."

Charles Reese

Volunteer Story

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"You'll feel good helping others navigate the system.”