Insurance can be a challenging subject to fully understand. Eastern Area Agency on Aging can help.
We have the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides seniors and the disabled with information and education about health insurances including Medicare, MaineCare, long term care and others.
This is a federally funded program. SHIP counselors are both paid staff and specially trained volunteers, who provide one-on-one help to those who need it. They also provide education to groups, such as clubs and organizations, on health insurance topics including the brand new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit program, also know as Medicare, Part D.
These SHIP services are provided in a personâ€™s home, in a community setting, or at the EAAA office. We can go wherever we need to go. Our goal is to provide people with the assistance they need to better understand their insurance.
Volunteers are needed in Hancock and Washington counties specifically.