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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.

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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).

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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

    5/12/16  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.

    12/1/15 Jeanné Larson, Medicare Information Office, shares information regarding enrollment in an interview with Anchorage Community Magazine radio program. Listen here.

    11/20/15 As the Part D deadline nears, Judith Bendersky answers Medicare enrollment questions on KTVA Channel 11. Watch the interview here.

    11/4/15 KCAW Raven Radio Program: Judith Bendersky, Medicare Information Office, discusses Medicare enrollment and navigating through the world of federal healthcare. Listen to the program.

    3/9/15 KSKA Radio Program: Judith Bendersky, Medicare Information Office, spoke on LINE ONE: Your Health Connection, with KSKA radio regarding Medicare for Alaskans. Listen to the program.

    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.

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