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State Health Insurance Assistance Program

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a counseling program designed to answer the elderly's questions about health insurance. Whether it is Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental insurance or other coverage, volunteers are trained to answer questions, compare policies, organize paperwork and help with claims and filing appeals.

SHIP volunteers help elderly citizens and caregivers understand Medicare benefits; organize doctor and hospital bills; file Medicare appeals; review Medicare Supplemental Insurance; evaluate Medicare+ Choice or Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) options; understand Medicaid eligibility; and explore long-term care options. For information on Medicare+ Choice options, visit Medicare.

For more information on SHIP or to volunteer, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

Call Mississippi Centralized Intake at 800-222-8000 to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or click https://fw2.harmonyis.net/MSLiveIntake/ to make a non-emergency report. Call local law enforcement agency or 911 if the situation is a life threatening emergency.

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Aging & Adult Services
601-359-4929 | 800-948-3090
Email: aging@mdhs.ms.gov
750 North State Street | Jackson, MS 39202

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