Medicare & State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

October 15-December 7, 2023

Is your current Medicare Part D Plan the best one for you?
Do you have questions about your Medicare Part D Plan?
Do you need help finding a new Medicare Part D Plan?

We can help you conduct your annual drug plan review.

Visit our Medicare Part D Open Enrollment page for more details.

  1. State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
  2. Medicare & Medigap Workshops
  3. Contact Us
  4. Helpful Websites

The Frederick County State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers confidential, face-to-face counseling assistance for people who have Medicare. Trained staff members are available to help Medicare beneficiaries, family members and caregivers understand Medicare benefits, bills, and Medicare rights.

Included in the SHIP program: 

  • Assistance in filing Medicare appeals and help with billing problems
  • Help in understanding and applying for Medicare benefits
  • Medicare D counseling
  • Medicare education

Counselors provide in person and telephone assistance with:

  • Assistance with denials, appeals, and grievances
  • Community presentations
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicare advantage plans (HMOs)