Every day in Colorado, an estimated 150 Coloradans turn 65. For many, that can mean retirement, checking into Social Security and signing up for Medicare.
And who can help consumers navigate Medicare? The Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which this month celebrates 20 years of helping Coloradans with Medicare.
SHIP provides free, unbiased individualized information and counseling on Medicare and related insurances to seniors and the disabled. In the last eight years, SHIP has assisted more than 110,000 Colorado consumers, family members and community agency representatives.
There are 18 SHIP locations across the state, including local and county governments, area agencies on aging, and retired senior volunteer programs. The SHIP program is funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"Medicare has changed dramatically in the last 20 years, but SHIP counselors have been there to help Coloradans navigate each new set of changes to the system," said Alice Ierley, Colorado SHIP director.
If you're looking for assistance with Medicare, call 1-888-696-7213.blog comments powered by Disqus