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About Us

A Central Source of SHIP Information

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (SHIP TA Center) website serves as a central source of information for and about the national State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).

The SHIP TA Center website helps members of the general public understand, locate, and access SHIP services in their state, territory, or commonwealth by providing a SHIP locator for the general public, video testimonial from SHIP volunteers and SHIP clients, and general Medicare news and information.

The Center provides services to SHIPs through the password-protected portion of the website, such as online SHIP counselor certification and training, a searchable resource library of materials produced by and for SHIPs, volunteer training and management materials, webinars, and an online calendar of events. If you are a SHIP looking for assistance, visit Resources for SHIPs for information about becoming a registered user of this website. 

The Center is funded by a grant (No. 90SATC0002) from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Washington, D.C. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A)