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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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Choosing Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

It is important to understand your Medicare coverage choices and to pick your coverage carefully. Here, learn about choosing between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan.

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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

SHIP is your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program. SHIP provides unbiased help to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers. Whether you are new to Medicare, reviewing Medicare plan options, or have questions on how to use your Medicare, SHIP can help.

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.”