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|The State Health Insurance Counseling Program (SHIP)
is a non-profit organization helping to inform the public about Medicare and other health insurance issues. This division provides accurate and objective counseling, assistance, and advocacy relating to Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, long-term care, and other related health coverage plans for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives, or persons soon to be eligible for Medicare.
Call our help-line at 1-800-763-2828 for assistance.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program available to all people at age 65. It also is available to people under age 65 who have been on Social Security disability for 24 months or who have end-stage renal disease or Lou Gehrig's (ALS).
Medicare is made up of Parts A, B, C & D. Most people over age 65 get Medicare Part A premium free but most must pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part B ($134 in 2018). A choice of how you take your Medicare is given with Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D gives the opportunity to purchase a prescription drug plan.
Medicare Part A
Skilled Nursing Facility
Home Health Care
Medicare Part B
Outpatient Hospital & Emergency Room
Durable Medical Equipment
Other Services & Supplies
Medicare Part C
Medicare Advantage Plans
Medicare Part D
Prescription Drug Benefit
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