Need help with the Medicare Maze? The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) offers benefit counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their families/caregivers. SHIP counselors provide education to empower beneficiaries to make informed decisions.
Area IV Agency on Aging SHIP Counselors are trained in Medicare eligibility, benefits, and coverage options. SHIP counselors are not connected with any insurance company and are not licensed to sell insurance. SHIP counselors can assist you with:
- Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan comparisons
- Supplemental (Medigap) Insurance
- Medicare Advantage Health Plans
- Related types of health insurance benefits including Medicaid
Information and Assistance
Area IV Agency on Aging Information, Assistance and Referral resource specialists help senior citizens and adults with disabilities access the information and services they need to live independently and with dignity.
Our resource specialists are advocates who link seniors and adults with disabilities, their caregivers and family members to public programs and community resources, including:
- In-home assistance
- Legal resources
Local Resource Guides
What is Options Counseling for Successful Aging? Counselors from the Area IV Agency on Aging help clients plan for their long-term care future by weighing the pros and cons of long-term care options in the community and developing an individualized plan.