Did you know you have a SHIP if you’re over age 65? It’s your Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Program. It offers local, personalized counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their caregivers. Each state may call its SHIP by a different name (SHIBA in Oregon or HICAP in California, for example). Visit the SHIP website to find out what SHIP is called in your state and get specific contact info.
This website has other helpful information to assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and their caregivers. Their mission is to help you make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits.