State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

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The State Health Insurance Assistance Program provides educational assistance to an individual or their caregivers who are aging into Medicare, receiving Medicare due to a disability, or who already have Medicare and are in need of guidance. SHIP counselors may also assist those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Assistance can be provided over the phone or in person.

SHIP is a national program that works with dedicated counselors from different entities within the community to assist the Medicare Beneficiaries within the KIPDA region. The volunteer counselors help with a multitude of things, including but not limited to one-on-one assistance, over-the-phone assistance, outreach, educational classes, and assisting with applications for Medicare Savings Programs.

For more information about the SHIP program, please contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 502-266-5571 and ask to speak with an ADRC specialist.