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Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) by State

Introduction:

The Senior Health Insurance Information Programs (SHIIP) is a federal-state partnership to provide health information to older adults. These organizations are not-for-profit and are designed to serve as an unbiased resource. All services are free. The contact information provided below is intended to assist individuals in contacting the SHIIP program in their own state or in the state of a family member. All internet links are valid as of the date of publication, and a good faith effort has been made to provide valid phone numbers.

State-by-State Resources:

Alabama - State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
http://www.adss.state.al.us/ship.htm
800-243-5463
334-242-5743

Alaska - Alaska Medicare Information
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dsds/medicare.htm
800-478-6065
909-269-3680

Arkansas - Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
http://www.insurance.arkansas.gov/seniors/divpage.htm
800-224-6330

Arizona - State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
http://www.de.state.az.us/aaa/programs/ship/default.asp
800-432-4040 (Arizona only)

California - Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy program (HICAP)
http://www.cahealthadvocates.org
800-434-022 (California only)
919-231-5110

Colorado - Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
http://www.dora.state.co.us/insurance/senior/senior.htm
800-554-9181 (Colorado only)
888-696-7213
303-894-7499, ext 356

Connecticut - CHOICES
http://www.ctelderlyservices.state.ct.us/choices.htm
800-994-9422 (Connecticut only)
860-424-5245 (ask for CHOICES)

Delaware - ELDERinfo
http://www.state.de.us/inscom/departments/elder/eldindex.shtml
800-336-9500 (Delaware only)
302-424-5245 or 302-739-6266

District of Columbia - Health Insurance of Counseling Project
http://dcoa.dc.gov/dcoa/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=523610
202-739-0668 or 202-676-3900

Florida - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE)
http://www.floridashine.org/index.html
800-963-5337

Georgia - Georgia Cares
http://aging.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHR-DAS/
800-669-8387

Hawaii - SAGE Plus
http://www4.hawaii.gov/eoa/programs/sage_plus/
808-875-9229 or 808-586-7299

Idaho - Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
http://www.doi.state.id.us/shiba/shibahealth.aspx
800-247-4422
800-488-5725

Illinois - Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
http://www.idfpr.com/DOI/Ship/ship_help.asp
800-548-9034 (Illinois only)
217-785-9021

Indiana - Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
http://www.state.in.us/idoi/shiip/index.html
800-452-4800

Iowa - Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
http://www.shiip.state.ia.us/
800-351-4664

Kansas - Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)
http://agingkansas.org/shick/shick_index.html
800-860-5260

Kentucky - State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
http://chfs.ky.gov/dhss/das/ship.htm
877-293-7447 (Kentucky only)
502-564-6930 or 502-564-7372

Louisiana - Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
http://www.ldi.state.la.us/Office_of_health/shiip/SHIIP_index.htm
800-259-5301

Maine - Maine Health Insurance Counseling Program
http://www.state.me.us/dhs/beas/hiap/purpose.htm
877-353-3771 (ask for SHIIP)

Maryland - Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
http://www.mdoa.state.md.us/ship.html
800-243-3425 (Maryland only)
410-767-1100

Massachusetts - Serving Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE)
http://www.800ageinfo.com/programs/shine.cfm
800-243-4636, option #2 or 800-882-2003

Michigan - Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Project (MMAP)
http://www.mymmap.org
800-803-7174

Minnesota - Consumer Information Assistance and Advocacy Team
http://www.mnaging.org/
800-333-2433

Mississippi - Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program
http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/aas_info.html#MICAP
800-948-3090 601-359-4956

Missouri - Community Leaders Assisting Insured of Missouri (CLAIM)
http://mpcrf.org/beneficiaries/medicare_help.asp
800-390-3330
570-893-7900, ext 137

Montana - State Health Insurance Counseling Program (SHIC)
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/protective_legal/07.02.SHIP.CMS.htm
800-332-2272 (Montana only)
406-444-7781

Nebraska - Nebraska Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (NICA)
http://www.doi.ne.gov/shiip/
800-234-7119
402-471-2201

Nevada - State Health Insurance Advisory Program (SHIP)
http://nvaging.net/ship/ship_main.htm
800-307-4444

New Hampshire - Health Insurance Counseling, Education, Assistance Service (HICEAS)
http://www.nhhelpline.org/hiceas/hiceas/
800-852-3388
603-225-9000

New Jersey - Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/ship.shtml
877-222-3737 or 800-792-8820

New Mexico - Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Corps (HIBAC)
http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/benes.html
800-432-2080 (New Mexico only)
505-827-7640

New York - Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance program (HICAP)
http://hiicap.state.ny.us/home/welcome.htm
800-333-4114 (New York only)
212-869-3850

North Carolina - Seniors' Health insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
http://www.ncdoi.com/Consumer/Shiip/Shiip.asp
800-443-9354 (North Carolina only)
919-733-0111

North Dakota - Senior Health Insurance Counseling
http://www.state.nd.us/ndins/consumer/details.asp?ID=58
800-247-0560
707-328-2977

Ohio - Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIP)
http://www.ohioinsurance.gov/ConsumServ/ConServIndex.asp?Menu=2
800-686-1578
614-644-3399

Oklahoma - Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program (SHICP)
http://www.oid.state.ok.us/consumer/shicp.html
800-763-2828 (Oklahoma only)
405-521-6628

Oregon - Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)
http://egov.oregon.gov/DCBS/SHIBA/index.shtml
800-722-4134 (Oregon only)
503-947-7984 or 503-947-7250 (Ask for SHIBA)

Pennsylvania - APPRISE
http://www.aging.state.pa.us/aging/CWP/view.asp?A=282&
QUESTION_ID=173806

800-783-7067

Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs
877-725-4300

Rhode Island - Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
800-322-2880
401-462-3000 or 401-222-2880 (ask for SHIIP)

South Carolina - Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referrals for Elders (I-CARE)
http://www.dhhs.state.sc.us/dhhsnew/NR/exeres/
78FF9848-E0D1-4DCB-9B51-D7A8F144A727.asp

800-868-9095
803-253-6177

South Dakota - Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE)
http://www.state.sd.us/social/asa/shiine/index.htm
800-536-8197

Tennessee - State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
http://www.state.tn.us/comaging/ship.html
800-801-0044

Texas - Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Advocacy program (HICAP)
http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/dads_help/aaa/hicap.html
800-252-9240 (ask for HICAP or SHIP)
512-424-6840

Utah - Health Insurance Information Program (HIIP)
http://www.hsdaas.utah.gov/hiip_contact_list.htm
800-439-3805
801-538-3910 (ask for Health Insurance Information)

Vermont - State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
http://www.medicarehelpvt.net/
800-642-5119
802-748-5182

Virginia - Virginia Insurance Counseling Assistance Project (VICAP)
http://www.vda.virginia.gov/vicap.htm
800-552-3402
804-662-9333

Virgin Islands - State Health Insurance Assistance Program (VI SHIP)
340-714-4354

Washington - Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
http://www.insurance.wa.gov/consumers/Shiba_HelpLine/dirdefault.asp
800-397-4422
360-407-0383

West Virginia - State Health Insurance Network (SHINE)
http://www.state.wv.us/seniorservices/shine
800-987-4463
304-558-3317

Wisconsin - Elderly Benefits Specialists
http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/aging/genage/benspecs.htm
800-242-1060
608-266-2536

Wyoming - Wyoming State Health Insurance Assistance Program (WYSHIP)
http://www.wyomingseniors.com/WSHIIP.htm
800-856-4398
307-856-6880

Page updated: 11/04/05

Contact Information

Indiana Chapter Governor:
J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE
Email: jneal6@iuhealth.org
(765) 747-4350; Fax (765) 751-1451

Donna Seawards
Executive Director
Email: donnaseawards@gmail.com
Ph: 224-356-6101

Chapter Address:
4319 West Clara Lane, PMB #288
Muncie, Indiana 47304