Local Medicare Help

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

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SHIPs help you understand Medicare coverage and options.

Looking for help? Find your local SHIP here:

SHIP Locator
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Getting Ready for Medicare?

Learn about signing up through the Social Security Administration.

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Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Appeals

Learn about how to file an appeal with Original Medicare or your 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

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.”