SHIP - ALABAMA STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

What is Medicare?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).

The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:  Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Medical Insurance), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), and Part D (prescription drug coverage).

What is SHIP?

SHIP is Alabama’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program. SHIP counselors and volunteers are committed to helping you make informed choices regarding your insurance benefits. Counselors and volunteers are not affiliated with any insurance company and will not attempt to sell you insurance. All counseling records are strictly confidential.

SHIP is administered by the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Area Agencies on Aging.

If you would like to learn about becoming a SHIP volunteerclick here.

SHIP Counselors are also available for presentations on a variety of health insurance topics.  For more information, call 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463 or email us at info@EastAlabamaAging.org

How Do I Apply or Find More Information?

Call 1-800-AGE-LINE (243-5463) to speak with your local Aging and Disability Resource Center. 

2024 Medicare Checkup

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2024 – Saturday, December 7, 2024

Etowah County

Etowah Council on Aging
623 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-492-0230
Contact: Jenifer Grace

Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega, and Tallapoosa Counties

Contact: 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463) to speak with your local Aging and Disability Resource Center

*FREE EVENT*

Do you…
Need help understanding your Medicare benefits?

Need help deciding on a Medicare prescription drug plan to best fit your needs?
Have questions about Medicare errors, abuse, or fraud?
Having difficulty paying for your medications?

 

  Click for event Information or see flyers below

The Alabama State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), and SenioRx (Prescription Drug Assistance) programs are sponsored by the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission. 

Do you... Need help understanding your Medicare benefits? Need help deciding on a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to best fit your needs? Have questions about Medicare errors, abuse, or fraud? Having difficulty paying for your medications? If these are questions or concerns that you have, please join us to learn more about the Alabama State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), and SenioRx (Prescription Drug Assistance) Programs sponsored by East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission. FREE TO THE PUBLIC Where: Heflin Senior Center 1228 Coleman Street Heflin, AL 36264 When: March 14, 2024 Time: 10:00 am—11:00 am 256-237-6741, ext. 150 Teresa Speigner (SHIP/SMP) 256-237-6741, ext. 152 Norma Cosby (SenioRx)
Heflin Senior Center
Do you... Need help understanding your Medicare benefits? Need help deciding on a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to best fit your needs? Have questions about Medicare errors, abuse, or fraud? Having difficulty paying for your medications? If these are questions or concerns that you have, please join us to learn more about the Alabama State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), and SenioRx (Prescription Drug Assistance) Programs sponsored by East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission. Where: Alexander City Senior Center 427 E. Church Street Alexander City, AL 35010 When: March 14, 2024 Time: 10:00 am—11:00 am 256-237-6741, ext. 150 Teresa Speigner (SHIP/SMP) 256-237-6741, ext. 152 Norma Cosby (SenioRx)
Alex City Senior Center
Do you... Need help understanding your Medicare benefits? Need help deciding on a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to best fit your needs? Have questions about Medicare errors, abuse, or fraud? Having difficulty paying for your medications? If these are questions or concerns that you have, please join us to learn more about the Alabama State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), and SenioRx (Prescription Drug Assistance) Programs sponsored by East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission. FREE TO THE PUBLIC Where: West Coosa Senior Center 47 Coosa CR 70 Sylacauga, AL 35151 When: February 27, 2024 Time: 10:00 am—11:00 am 256-237-6741, ext. 150 Teresa Speigner (SHIP/SMP) 256-237-6741, ext. 152 Norma Cosby (SenioRx)
West Coosa Senior Center
Do you... Need help understanding your Medicare benefits? Need help deciding on a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to best fit your needs? Have questions about Medicare errors, abuse, or fraud? Having difficulty paying for your medications? If these are questions or concerns that you have, please join us to learn more about the Alabama State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), and SenioRx (Prescription Drug Assistance) Programs sponsored by East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission. FREE TO THE PUBLIC Where: Wall Street Senior Center 415 Wall Street Tallassee, AL 36078 When: March 21, 2024 Time: 10:00 am—11:00 am 256-237-6741, ext. 150 Teresa Speigner (SHIP/SMP) 256-237-6741, ext. 152 Norma Cosby (SenioRx)
Wall Street Senior Center

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