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Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors Program (Idaho)

Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors Program (SHIBA) – a part of Idaho’s Department of Insurance, Consumer Affairs – is an advocate for Idaho’s Medicare beneficiaries.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) Program (Oregon)

Oregon’s SHIBA program provides free, one-on-one counseling to people with Medicare and those who assist them. Individuals can receive assistance selecting a Medicare prescription drug plan, compare Medicare Advantage Plans and Supplement Plans. Phone counselors also can help seniors review their medical bills, file appeals, or complaints.

Senior Health Insurance Program (Rhode Island)

This list, on Rhode Island’s Division of Elderly Affairs web site, provides the names and contact information for Rhode Island’s Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) agencies.

Senior Medicare Fraud Patrol (South Carolina)

Information about how Medicare recipients can identify, resolve and/or report possible billing errors, fraud, abuse and waste to the state.

Senior Medicare Patrol (Utah)

Senior Medicare Patrol, a division of the Utah Department of Human Services, helps Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers with Medicare-related issues, including prevention of care fraud, errors, and abuse.

SeniorCare – Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program

SeniorCare is a prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or older who meet the enrollment rules. is a comprehensive source of housing information and services for seniors and their caregivers.

SHIINE (South Dakota)

Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) – administered by the South Dakota Department of Social Services Division of Adult Services and Aging – provides free, confidential and unbiased information to Medicare beneficiaries.

SHIP Medicare Counseling (West Virginia)

Information about West Virginia’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program.

SHIP Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program (Oklahoma)

Information on all aspects of Medicare in Oklahoma, including introductory information, drug benefits, Medicare Advantage and supplemental plans, and how to file complaints, found on the state’s Insurance Commissioner’s website.

Shopper’s Guide for Health Insurance for Senior Citizens

This section of the Alabama Department of Insurance Web site provides information about Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) and long-term care insurance for Alabama’s senior citizens. The site includes a list of plan providers and plan details.

South Dakota Division of Insurance Medicare Supplement Policies

List of resources focused on Medicare supplement policies available to South Dakotans.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (Nevada)

A guide to Nevada’s SHIP Volunteers program, which offers free assistance-and-counseling about problems seniors encounter regarding Medicare, supplemental health insurance and long-term care options.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) locations in Colorado

State Health Insurance Assistance Program locations in Colorado, listed by county and city.

State Medicare Information Office (Alaska)

This State of Alaska Web site provides Medicare information for the state’s residents, including a collection of Alaska-specific Medicare links.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

Information about SHIBA advisors throughout Washington State who provide information about Medicare health care coverage and access.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (Washington State)

This page, from the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, offers information about the state’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors services, including contact information.