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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

Scam alert! A currently airing TV commercial proclaims 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.

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.

5/8   Medicare team receives award at the 2014 Governor's Denali Peak Performance Awards Ceremony. More...

11/14   New Medicare scam in wake of health care confusion. Jeanné Larson with the Anchorage Medicare Information Office speaks with KYUR reporter, Whitney LB Miller, asking the public to be wary of a new scam. View the video.

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.