The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free and objective one-on-one counseling and education to individuals and groups in regards to Medicare and other related insurances. The SHIP program assists Medicare beneficiaries in comparing and enrolling in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and answers general questions about original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Through the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA), SHIP also receives funding to assist beneficiaries with applying for Medicare Savings Programs and the Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help).

The SHIP program provides assistance to thousands of seniors each year that saves them large amounts of money on a monthly basis. To learn more about the SHIP/SMP programs or to become a volunteer, visit our website:


For counceling assistance or to locate a certified SHIP/SMP volunteer counselor in your county, call toll free 1-877-801-0044.


For information on how to become a volunteer for SHIP, call toll free 1-877-801-0044.