State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a program to assist older Nebraskans regarding their health insurance issues. The program operates through the Agency, and is coordinated and directed by the Nebraska Department of Insurance.

The SHIP program has trained volunteers to provide individuals with accurate, objective information. A SHIP volunteer can assist persons with: Medicare and Medicaid issues, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Long-term care insurance, and the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program. SHIP volunteers not only provide assistance one on one, volunteers give presentations at Senior Centers, as well as other organizations. Examples of presentation topics include, “The Changes in Medicare,” to “Help with Prescription Drugs.”

SHIP presentations and counseling sessions are provided as a service. All SHIP volunteers provide their skills on a volunteer basis, have no vested interest, and assure their clients of completely unbiased assistance. In addition, all counseling sessions are absolutely confidential.

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