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State Health Insurance Assistance Program seeking volunteers

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Have you been looking for a way to really help people in your community?

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)/Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a statewide program that provides free and objective counseling and assistance to people with questions or problems regarding Medicare and other related health insurance.

SHIP/SMP answers questions about: Original Medicare; Advantage Plans; Prescription Drug Plans; Supplements; Medicare Fraud and Abuse; Medicare Covered Preventive Services; being under 65 and having Medicare; financial assistance with Medicare premiums, deductibles and copays; and much more.

Volunteer training will be held on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 at the South Central Tennessee Development District offices at 101 Sam Watkins Blvd in Mt. Pleasant.   Potential volunteers must attend both sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Our goal is to get volunteers trained to go out into their own communities into senior centers, assisted living facilities, churches, health fairs, etc. to make a real difference in people’s lives.

If you would like to attend the volunteer classes please contact us. Toll-Free 1-877-801-0044  or (931) 379-2948; by email at <> or by fax at (931) 379-2685.

If you have questions regarding your own Medicare, please contact us.