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(41.7417,-71.4617)
 

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Mission Statement

Program Description

The SHIP Program consists of a network of full time Community Information Specialists (CIS) and part-time SHIP volunteer counselors who have been trained by the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs to provide information, counseling and assistance regarding health insurance and benefits to seniors and their family members. Currently, the counselors work primarily in Senior Centers. RIDEA will be developing new partnerships and placing SHIP counselors in other locations to better serve seniors, including community hospitals, and retail pharmacies.

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The goal of the SHIP Program is to provide Rhode Island seniors with access to accurate, unbiased health insurance information, counseling and assistance free of charge through a network of trained health benefit counselors.

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