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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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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).

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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.

Medicare Part D enrollment for 2016

It’s important to compare plan options each year to find the best value. Here’s more information.

If you know anyone who could use help comparing plans and signing up, encourage them to call a trained Medicare counselor:

    ​Anchorage: 907-770-2027 or -2070
    Fairbanks: 907-479-7940
    Juneau: 907-523-4431
    ​Wasilla: 907-373-3650
    Kenai: 907-262-6333
    or Alaska's Medicare Information office.

In the news

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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