State Health Insurance Program ( SHIP )

The Alabama State Health Insurance Assistance Program ( SHIP ) can help you understand your Medicare benefits.

Alabama Ship can help you determine which Medicare Prescription Drug Plan best fits your needs. Alabama SHIP can answer your questions about Medigap, long-term care insurance policies and other health insurance programs for seniors. Alabama SHIP can assist Medicare beneficiaries in specific areas such as home health benefits, medicare claims and appeals and other similar issues.

Alabama SHIP can give you details about benefits available in your areas and refer you to other helpful programs. Alabama’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program provides education, counseling and information concerning:

  • Medicare
  • Medicare Advantage (Part C)
  • Medicare’s Prescription Drug Benefits (Part D)
  • Medicare Supplemental Insurance ( Medigap )
  • Prescription Assistance Programs
  • Longterm care and payment options
  • Healthcare rights and protections
  • Low income assistance programs

SHIP coordinators and a crew of insurance counselors are eager to assist you in making informed choices about your insurance. SHIP counselors are committed volunteers – many of whom face the same issues you do as Medicare beneficiaries. They will provide you with information that will help you make informed choices for yourself regarding your insurance benefits. The counselors are not affiliated with any insurance companies and will not attempt to sell you insurance. All counseling records are strictly confidential. SHIP is a partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Area Agencies on Aging.

For additional information, contact Lisa Grant via telephone: 256-355-4515 extension 236 or via e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it