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State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a state‑based program that offers local one‑on‑one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. Through Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-funded grants directed to states, SHIPs provide free counseling and assistance via telephone and face‑to‑face interactive sessions, public education presentations and programs, and media activities.