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SHIP State Helath Insurance Assistance Program 


State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Programs (SHIP)

Staffed by volunteers, these programs provide seniors with one-one-one counseling to help them take full advantage of their benefits. Although not a source of eldercare funding, SHIPs are free, state counseling services that help seniors understand their Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap (Medicare Supplemental Insurance) and Medicaid benefits.

Importance of our work

View video testimonials from SHIP clients and volunteers. See and hear how lives are impacted by receiving and providing this vital counseling.

Videos may be viewed at:

Just one of many interviews you will be able to view.

For more information about SHIP, contact the Alaska Medicare Information Office,

Anchorage: 907-269-3680
Toll–free within Alaska: 800-478-6065