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The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free unbiased health insurance information for people with Medicare. SHIP is part of a federal network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs located in every state. In Indiana, SHIP is sponsored by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (the federal agency which administers Medicare) and the Indiana Department of Insurance.
SHIP is not affiliated with any insurance company or agency and does not sell insurance.
SHIP is staffed by a crew of volunteer counselors who have completed an intensive four-day training course and are certified by the IDOI. Regular training updates keep them current with the most recent changes in Medicare and other health care insurance options.
SHIP counselors are committed volunteers who offer you free and objective assistance in complete confidence.
SHIP helps answer your questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, long term care insurance, prescription coverage and low-income assistance. SHIP provides tools and information to help you make decisions regarding your health care. We strive to help you be wise consumers and to get the most value for your health insurance dollars.
Provides you with educational materials and brochures.