Local Medicare Help

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

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SHIPs help people navigate Medicare choices with unbiased state-specific guidance.

Looking for help? Find your local SHIP here:

SHIP Locator
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Experiencing Coverage Surprises?

If you think misinformation led you to the wrong plan, or if you experienced life changes, you have options.

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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.

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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.”