Government Health Insurance Counselors

How a Government Health Insurance Counselor Can Help

Confused about what kind of benefits your loved one is eligible for? You may benefit from the assistance of a government health insurance counselor.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, provides free, one-on-one help with questions about Medicare plans and policies, including Parts A, B, C, and D, as well as Medigap. SHIP government health insurance counselors can help patients and caregivers sort through insurance options, understand medical bills, and appeal Medicare decisions.


over 2 years ago, said...

My husband served in VietNam, in area of agent orange, has diabetes type 2. Receives disability for this...my question : shouldn't he have dental coverage because of definite health issues in consideration with diabetes?


almost 3 years ago, said...

My daughter receives SSI, don't know exactly what amount. she suffered a TBI injury when she was 22 now 45. What she get is not enough for what any assisted living facility pays, what other options exist for her.


over 3 years ago, said...

I receive SSD I have been separated for 6 years, however, not legally. I am wondering if I am able to receive SSI and if my husband should be responsible for some of my Hospital and Doctor bills. I am just not able to live off of $1000.00 a month, and have been told that I should apply to SSI, in the past when I inquired I was told that if you are single then you are not able to receive this. Any help with these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You


almost 4 years ago, said...

My nephew has been in a nursing home since he was 20 and he is now 45. Medicare and Medicaid has always paid it but now he has started receiving a check that goes directly to him for over 700.00 a month. They say it is social security benefits drawn off of his father even though is father is still alive. I always thought that when you were in a nursing home, if you received benefits, they were to go to the nursing home with a very small amount going to the person. My sister is afraid for him to spend any of it because he might have to pay it back. Anybody know if this is correct. Thank you


about 4 years ago, said...

just that such services exist and that my sonor daughter-in-law can come with me