State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Medicare Open Enrollment is happening now!

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You can enroll in Medicare health and drug plans from October 15 – December 7. To get personalized help in your community from health insurance counselors in your area by phone, contact KIPDA to speak with a SHIP counselor.

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 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 ask to speak with an ADRC specialist.


What Changes Can I Make During Medicare Open Enrollment 2020?

Your choices for plan changes during the Medicare OEP:

  • Do nothing and your current Medicare coverage will automatically renew in 2020
  • Enroll in, leave, or change your Medicare Part D drug plan
  • Switch from Traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage plan back to Traditional Medicare
  • Change from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another.