SHIP provides assistance to Medicare beneficiaries or anyone aged 60 years old or older in 35 Central, Northern and Northeastern counties. We help people make informed decisions about the programs that affect their quality of life, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Medigap insurance and other benefit programs.
Through funding from the National Council on Aging, SHIP is a Benefits Enrollment Center. SHIP provides assistance to resolve benefit issues, as well as to apply for money saving benefit programs.
Our public benefits counselors provide high quality assistance to our clients with the following goals in mind:
TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ON BENEFIT PROGRAMS THAT AFFECT THEIR LIVES
TO ASSIST WITH RESOLVING COMPLEX BENEFIT ISSUES
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS FOR BENEFIT PROGRAMS
Such as Extra Help; Medicare Savings Programs; SNAP benefits; Medicaid Spend Down; Homestead Exemption; and patient assistance programs through drug manufacturers.