Need help with Medicare questions? Do you know about SHIP?

Feb 12 2018

Need help with Medicare questions? Do you know about SHIP?

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, a free and impartial counseling program for people with Medicare. SHIP is provided by the Administration on Community Living and the Indiana Department of Insurance. All SHIP services are free.

SHIP is not affiliated with any insurance company or agency and does not sell insurance. SHIP is staffed by a crew of volunteer counselors who have completed intensive training.

SHIP helps answer your questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, long term care insurance, prescription coverage and low-income assistance.

SHIP’s central office only provides counseling services by phone. However, in-person counseling is offered at local sites throughout the state. To contact a counselor at central office call 1-800-452-4800. TDD line for the hearing impaired, 866-846-0139. Click here to see a full listing of SHIP sites by County.

If you would like to be a SHIP volunteer you can apply here.

The SHIP website also has information and resources about Medicare.