Alabama State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Organization Description: 

SHIP is the only confidential, one-on-one Medicare beneficiary counseling in the state of Alabama and is one of the many programs provided through the Area Agency on Aging at the Jefferson County Office of Senior Citizens Services. The program exists to provide FREE education and unbiased counseling to Medicare beneficiaries regarding their Medicare benefits. SHIP also provides information on prescription assistance programs, long-term care payments and options, healthcare rights and protections, fraud and abuse, claims, and low-income assistance programs.

2601 Highland Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Mission Statement: 

Our mission is to build and sustain the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol programs. Increase the number of SHIP Resource Centers and counseling sites. Increase education and outreach activities throughout Jefferson County. Increase the number of community partners.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

Improving the quality of life for others through commitment of service.

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