Local Medicare Help

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

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SHIPs help people navigate the complexities of Medicare.

Looking for help? Find your local SHIP here:

SHIP Locator
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Medicare Part-B Sign Up

With local Social Security offices closed to the public, utilize online services or find your local office's phone number.

Locate by ZIP
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Medigap Blog

There are Medigap changes
affecting certain individuals in
2020 and beyond.

Visit the Blog
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Resources for SHIPs

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

Learn More

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.”