Skip to content

Anchorage location:
400 Gambell Street, Suite 303
Anchorage, AK 99501

Alaskans helping Alaskans get more out of their Medicare

We provide one–on–one counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
We also teach how to spot and report Medicare errors, waste and fraud.



Contact us in Anchorage:
Toll–free within Alaska:
TTY: 800-770-8973
Need to Contact
Social Security?

Call 1-800-772-1213
Mon-Fri 7a.m.-7p.m.
all time zones.

 Get Acrobat Reader

Medicare Community Outreach (visit our page)


About us

We are funded through two programs: State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).

SHIP and SMP grants are programs under the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

In the process of moving?
On Medicare? Click here for an important check list!

SHIP funds personalized counseling, education and outreach to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. This allows people to better understand and utilize their Medicare benefits.

SMP funds education for Medicare beneficiaries and others on how to spot and report potential Medicare errors, fraud, waste and abuse.

    In the news

    FRAUD ADVISORY: Inspector General warns public about calls form OIG "imposters"

    The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about a nationwide telephone “imposter phishing” scheme. The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General have received several reports from citizens across the country about persons receiving phone calls from individuals posing as OIG investigators. The caller indicates an issue exists pertaining to the person’s Social Security account or Social Security number and directs the person call a non-SSA telephone number to address the issue.

    This type of phishing scheme could lead to identity theft or Social Security benefit theft. Therefore, the Acting IG warns citizens to avoid providing personal information such as your SSN or bank account numbers to unknown persons over the phone or internet unless you are certain of who is receiving it.

    See the full advisory at the OIG website.

    11/23/16 Listen to a radio interview with Jeanne Larson and William Dill about Medicare on station 650KENI/iHeart. Click HERE.

    10/19/16 The annual sign-up window for Medicare Part D is open, running Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Plans change and people’s needs change, so it’s a good idea to review plan options each year. To get more information, visit and click the button at left “Find health & drug plans”, or click here for a chart of Alaska plans. For help, call your fabulous local Medicare counselors:

        ● Anchorage, 770-2070
        ● Fairbanks, 479-7940
        ● Haines, 766-3297
        ● Juneau, 523-4431
        ● Kenai/Soldotna, 262-6333
        ● Mat-Su, 373-3632

    From anywhere else in Alaska, call 907-269-3680 or 800-478-6065 (toll-free from Alaska phone numbers). TTY: 800-770-8973

    SCAM and FRAUD ALERTS------

    ALERT! BEWARE OF TAX SCAMS. View this flyer to learn how you can protect yourself.

    3/29/16  Fraud advisory! Inspector General warns public about "Disability Services" phone calls. Please review this important flyer for details.

    Scam alert! A previous airing TV commercial proclaimed that if you have Medicare Part A & B, you are eligible for Vision, Dental, and Prescription Drug plans because of Medicare Healthcare Reform.
    Here is a flyer with more information you can print and post.

    Scam alert! Scammers are calling Medicare beneficiaries and telling them they need a new Medicare card. They ask for people’s Medicare numbers and banking information. They may have some already, which makes them sound convincing. DO NOT GIVE THIS INFO! Medicare will NEVER call you or stop by and ask for your personal information. Here is a flyer with more information you can print and post.


    < MIO news archives >