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Attention: we are updating the website to better serve Alaska. There may be some reduced services as we transition to the new system. Thank you for your patience.

​​Questions? Contact us:

  • Anchorage (by appointment only):
    1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
    Anchorage, AK 99508
  • Toll–free within Alaska:
    TTY: 800-770-8973
    MIO Staff
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Updated: 6/29/20

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October 15 - December 7 is the time to sign up for Medicare prescription plans

Plans change, so compare each year for the best value. If you have other prescription insurance, you may not need Medicare Part D. Check with your plan!

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Alaskans helping Alaskans get more out of their Medicare

Our small Anchorage staff and statewide network of counselors offer

  • one-on-one counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their families
  • tips on how to spot and report Medicare errors, waste and fraud
  • classes on Medicare.

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About Us

We are funded through two programs of the federal Administration for Community Living: State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) 

SHIP funds personalized counseling, education and outreach to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. This helps people better understand and use their Medicare benefits.

SMP Senior Medicare Patrol Preventing MEdicare Fraud 

SMP funds education for Medicare beneficiaries and others on how to spot and report potential Medicare errors, fraud, waste and abuse.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90SAPG0082, 90MPPG0015, 2001AKMIDR, 2001AKMISH, and 2001AKMIAA, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.

Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

If you have any additional questions or require further clarification on any of the information provided in the above links, please email your ACL Grants Management Specialist.