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Tennessee's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

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We provide:

    • Counseling
    • Assistance

    The best part? It's free and objective!

    We represent you, not insurance companies.

 

We can help with:

    • Medicare
    • Other related health insurance questions

 

For more information on SHIP, visit: Tennessee Medicare Assistance

or check our calendar for upcoming educational and counseling events in your area.

SHIP Events Calendar

 

 

 


Medicare Tips

 

Protect your health with Medicare’s preventive benefits. Sign up at www.MyMedicare.gov to track the preventive benefits you have used each year and remind you of benefits for which you are eligible. Visit www.medicare.gov for valuable benefit information. Here are a few highlights of the website:

 

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

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An interactive tool that allows you to narrow your search for a Medicare prescription drug plan based on your personal preferences such as cost, drugs covered, and participating pharmacies.

 

Need help paying for your prescription drugs? You may be able to get extra help to pay for the premiums, annual deductible, and co-payments related to the Medicare Prescription Drug program. However, you must be enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug plan to receive this additional help. Call SHIP today to learn more.

 

 

CAUTION MEDICARE CONSUMERS: If you have Medicare, you do not need to purchase health insurance through the Marketplace. Your Medicare coverage, whether received through a Medicare Advantage plan or through original Medicare, isn't changing because of the Affordable Care Act and the Marketplaces. You will still need to review your Medicare coverage during the Annual Enrollment Period, October 15-December 7th for your 2014 coverage. TN SHIP is available to help you compare plans available in your area.

 

Call 1-877-801-0044 for help.

 

Last updated 08/15/14.

Volunteers

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Looking for a meaningful, fulfilling volunteer opportunity with the aging and disabled population? TN SHIP has volunteer opportunities for you to assist consumers with understanding their Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Training is available across the state. Email us at tn.ship@tn.gov for more information.