State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Need Help with Medicare?
SHIP is your local State Health Insurance Assistance program. We provide free, unbiased help to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers. Whether you are new to Medicare, reviewing Medicare plan options, or have questions about how to use your Medicare, SHIP can help. Trained staff and volunteer counselors are available in all 23 counties and Baltimore City for one-on-one assistance and community education.
SHIP Provides Assistance With:
- Plan comparison and enrollment
- Understanding coverage and costs
- Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap)
- Eligibility and enrollment for financial assistance programs
- Preventive services
- Billing issues and appeals
- Health care fraud and marketing violations
- Referral to other resources
SHIP counselors are members of your local community who have been screened, trained, and certified as Medicare experts. Many are volunteers and they may even be one of your peers. They pride themselves on providing unbiased, confidential counseling. Their only priority is helping you make informed decisions about your care and benefits. Learn more about the
role of SHIP volunteers or submit an interest form to become one!
Counselors Throughout Maryland
Call for FREE and Confidential Assistance
Anne Arundel County
Queen Anne's County
St. Mary's County
301-475-4200 ext 1064
410-822-2869 ext 231