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State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Programs (SHIP)

Staffed by volunteers, these programs provide seniors with one-one-one counseling to help them take full advantage of their benefits. Although not a source of eldercare funding, SHIPs are free, state counseling services that help seniors understand their Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap (Medicare Supplemental Insurance) and Medicaid benefits.

    For more information about SHIP, contact the Alaska Medicare Information Office,

      Anchorage:  907-269-3680
      Toll–free within Alaska:800-478-6065