Your Community Needs You

Have you been looking for a way to really help people in your community? We might just have the opportunity for you.

 

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.

 

We are in the process of recruiting new volunteers.

 

A Volunteer training class will be held Monday-Tuesday, March 2-3, at our 101 Sam Watkins Boulevard office in Mt. Pleasant. Potential volunteers must attend both sessions from 8:30 a.m.-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.

 

We also recommend you attend the A, B and C’s of Medicare class Wednesday, Feb. 19, to get a better understanding of the SHIP program.

 

If you would like to attend the volunteer training classes, contact us to register Toll-Free at 1-877-801-0044 or 931-379-2927; email mdavid@sctdd.org or fax 931-379-2685. With the exception of licensed insurance agents, anyone can be a SHIP volunteer. You do not have to attend alone, couples or groups of friends are welcome.

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—SHIP/SMP

 

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